Neva Name Meaning & Origin

Neva

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Neva:

A variant of the Hebrew Niva (speech).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Aven, Evan, Neva and Vena are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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In addition to a Hebrew origin (for Speech), Neva is also a major river in Russia, flowing through St. Petersburg into the Gulf of Finland. The name/word is a derivative of the Latin 'nivis' for snow (Nevada means snow covered in Spanish). Some Scandinavian friends in the upper Midwest attest that Neva has meaning and origin in the Nordic and/or Swedish cultures as well.

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Neva Langley Fickling, Miss America 1953
Neva Walker, the first black woman to serve in the Minnesota Legislature

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