Ava is a form of the Hebrew name Eve, but also a Persian name and a short variant of Germanic names beginning with “Avi-“. Ava is a palindrome name, it can be spelled the same way forward or backward.
What does the name Ava mean?
Ava means “strength” (from Germanic “aval”), “sound” and “voice” (from Persian “âvâz/آواز”), “water” (from Persian “âb/آب”) or “life”, “living one”, “source of life” or “mother of life” (from Hebrew “haya/הָיָה” = to be/to exist or “kháy/חַי” = to live/alive).
Ava, a name with many origins
The name Ava is not only one of the few palindrome names, it also has its origin in several different languages. You can therefore choose whether you prefer the Germanic meaning “strength”, the Persian meaning “sound” or the Hebrew meaning “source of life”. Ava convinces as a first name by its short spelling, the modern sound and the international usability.
If you want to choose Ava as a first name for your little daughter, a longer middle name can provide a harmonious sound. Nice examples are: Ava Elisabeth, Ava Helene, Ava Cheyenne, Ava Susanna or Ava Ophelia.
Known women named Ava
An Ava in Hollywood is Ava Phillippe (born 1999), the daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. She is the first child of the two actors, after Ava son Deacon was born. Reese and Ryan separated in 2007, and since then Ava is more likely to be seen on the red carpets together with her mother. Ava and Reese look very similar. She has had several television appearances on talk shows and engagements as a model and also shows talent in art and design.
A newcomer in the music industry is Ava Max. Ava was born as Amanda Ava Koci in the year 1994 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her parents are from Albania and Ava always draws public attention to her Albanian roots. The pop singer’s musical breakthrough was the song “Sweet but Psycho” in 2018, followed by successful tours and the debut album “Heaven & Hell”. Ava’s music video and vocal style is often compared to pop artist Lady Gaga.
Another American is Ava Michelle, who was born in 2002 in Fenton, Michigan. She made her first television appearances as a child on the show “Dance Moms”. She was trained in dance by her mother Jeanette, who owns JC’s Broadway Dance Academy. Ava’s dance skills include ballet, jazz and tap. Due to her height of 1.87 m, a career as a professional dancer became difficult for Ava. She then accepted engagements as a model and acts, in her first leading role she can be seen in the Netflix production “Tall Girl” (2019 - 2022).