Nevaeh Name Meaning & Origin

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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Meanings and history of the name Nevaeh

The meaning of Nevaeh is the subject of much debate among baby-name enthusiasts. Nevaeh is the word "heaven" spelled backwards, so many people interpret the name to mean "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

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

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