Eve: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Eve

Eve

Pronunciation: EEV (key)

Origin of the name Eve:

Derived from the Hebrew Chava (life), which is from hawwah (life). The name is borne in the Bible by the first woman, "the mother of all the living."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Chava, Eva, Evie, Ewa

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Comments and insights on the name Eve: | Edit

I once knew a family that had three children -- a girl, a boy, and then another girl. They named the elder daughter Dawn, to signify she was the beginning of their family, and the younger girl Eve, to indicate she was to be their last child. I don't remember what the boy was named!

Personal experiences with the name Eve: | Edit

We just named our baby Eve Josephine August, 2010 (U.S.) and have been calling her Evie. I hadn't realized how popular the name Evie is in the UK! We love her name and get many compliments. I was worried about the Adam and Eve association, but I am over that now. We just liked the name, simple and lovely.

My husband and I considered naming our daughter Eve, but didn't think it had enough sound to it. If you say it repeatedly, it sounds a little strange. Overall though, I think it's quite a lovely name, more elegant than Eva.

Nicknames for Eve: | Edit

Evie, Weevil, Evil, Evelyn, Eva

Meanings and history of the name Eve: | Edit

The story of Adam and Eve.

Famous real-life people named Eve: | Edit

Eve Arden, American actress
Eve Plumb, American actress
Eve Ensler, American playwright and performer
Eve, American rapper and hip-hop artist
Eve Myles, Welsh actress
Eve Bunting, American poet
Eve Augusta Gavigan (born 2010), daughter of Jessica Capshaw and Christopher Gavigan

Eve in song, story & screen: | Edit

Eve Harrington, the title deceitful title character in the classic film drama All About Eve
Eve is the sleek, futuristic robotic love-interest in the film Wall-E
"The Three Faces of Eve", title of a book and subsequent film starring Joanne Woodward.
Eve, the first woman, from the Bible
Eve, Mother of All Monsters, in CW's "Supenatural", an antogonist played by Julia Maxwell
E.V.E - or Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator, is the name of the love interest for WALL-E the main character in the Pixar movie. WALL-E pronounced it Ee-vah.
Eve Genoard - (Dallas Genoard's younger sister) from the anime Baccano!

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