Nevaeh: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Nevaeh

Nevaeh

Pronunciation: neh-VAY-ə, neh-VAY (key)

This unique name rose out of the mist in 2001 to become a popular sensation. It's created from an anagram--"heaven" backwards--and many parents are captivated by the concept. Think of it as a loving secret message to a child. Be aware, though, that the appeal is far from universal. Nevaeh may be the most stylistically divisive name in America, inspiring strong feelings pro and con.

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I always have to brace myself before entering any name site where my beautiful daughter's name will be a topic of discussion. It never ceases to amaze me how cruel others can be over the name another person chooses to give their child. I read things such as "white trash", "ghetto", "HELL", and those are the mild comments. For the record, I did not name my daughter, Nevaeh, to follow a 'trend', because I am 'white trash'. I named my daughter Nevaeh because my sister, is named Heaven. When my daughter was born, my sister and I were living on opposite sides of the country, and I had no way of knowing if I would ever be able to see or speak to her ever again. So I hoped that maybe somehow she would find out she had a niece named Nevaeh, and that she would know how much I loved her. So that name you call 'meaningless trash', means everything to me. My brilliant, beautiful, vibrant 5 year old loves her name, who are you to judge?

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Actually, it is neither different nor unique, as it was the 31st most popular baby girl name in the country in 2007. Why not just name your baby Heaven? At least that way, when the fad is over, your daughter's name won't be backwards.

My daughters name is Nevaeh Rayne, and i know a girl name Heaven.

We adopted our Nevaeh and her 2 sisters. As foster parents we got her when she was one month old and were unsure of the name, we thought about changing it when we adopted, but after the way she was taken from her birth mom and the really rough 1st year, now the name fits so well, for she is truly blessed to have survived.

Honestly, I think it's pretty. I wouldn't use it for a child until the craze is over, however, so keep that in mind. I think the pronounciation of Nev-AYE is better, personally.

I agree that the pronunciation Nev-AYE (I assume you mean the 2 syllable Ne-VAY as stated above) is actually quite pretty. But if I were naming a baby and was truly in love with the sound of Ne-VAY, I would probably change the spelling to "Nevae".
The "H" is silent anyway, so why not just lose it for the sake of clarity? The name might actually be pronounced correctly(!) most of the time.
I'm not a big fan of invented names. But if you're going to use one that's this ambiguous, why not invent a somewhat more phonetic, more traditional-looking (gasp!) spelling while you're at it. What a way to be different!
Of course, maybe it would be smart to poll people as to how they would pronounce "Nevae". You nevah...er, never know for sure what other people will do...Sorry , I couldn't resist...my apologies to the late Cole Porter. :)

Nicknames for Nevaeh: | Edit

Ney-Ney
Vaeh (VAY-AH)

Meanings and history of the name Nevaeh: | Edit

The meaning of Nevaeh is the subject of much debate among baby-name enthusiasts. Nevaeh is the word "heaven" spelled backwards, which causes many people to decide that the name means "heaven." However, some worry that inverting the word "heaven" might actually be interpreted as "the opposite of heaven," or "hell." Others argue that it is simply an anagram and means nothing at all.

Famous real-life people named Nevaeh: | Edit

Nevaeh Sandoval, daughter of P.O.D. singer Sonny Sandoval

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