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Ava

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Like a Bird
  • #337 All Time
  • #4 in 2015
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How popular is the baby name Ava in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 13 13 0
1881 18 18 0
1882 21 21 0
1883 29 29 0
1884 32 32 0
1885 18 18 0
1886 27 27 0
1887 36 36 0
1888 41 41 0
1889 44 44 0
1890 49 49 0
1891 41 41 0
1892 54 54 0
1893 46 46 0
1894 58 58 0
1895 54 54 0
1896 38 38 0
1897 42 42 0
1898 53 53 0
1899 44 44 0
1900 65 65 0
1901 46 46 0
1902 40 40 0
1903 55 55 0
1904 50 50 0
1905 53 53 0
1906 62 62 0
1907 55 55 0
1908 58 58 0
1909 49 49 0
1910 79 79 0
1911 86 86 0
1912 98 98 0
1913 112 112 0
1914 156 156 0
1915 171 171 0
1916 186 186 0
1917 180 180 0
1918 174 174 0
1919 159 159 0
1920 184 184 0
1921 177 177 0
1922 160 160 0
1923 173 173 0
1924 157 157 0
1925 164 164 0
1926 163 163 0
1927 147 141 6
1928 140 135 5
1929 135 135 0
1930 142 142 0
1931 136 136 0
1932 145 145 0
1933 119 119 0
1934 129 129 0
1935 109 109 0
1936 113 113 0
1937 114 114 0
1938 83 83 0
1939 90 90 0
1940 77 77 0
1941 90 90 0
1942 132 132 0
1943 109 109 0
1944 91 91 0
1945 80 80 0
1946 131 131 0
1947 199 199 0
1948 197 197 0
1949 240 240 0
1950 299 299 0
1951 385 385 0
1952 386 386 0
1953 463 463 0
1954 540 540 0
1955 507 507 0
1956 508 508 0
1957 434 434 0
1958 379 379 0
1959 336 336 0
1960 327 327 0
1961 263 263 0
1962 262 262 0
1963 274 274 0
1964 265 265 0
1965 227 227 0
1966 199 199 0
1967 176 176 0
1968 178 178 0
1969 172 172 0
1970 176 176 0
1971 161 161 0
1972 153 153 0
1973 109 109 0
1974 130 130 0
1975 125 125 0
1976 97 97 0
1977 105 105 0
1978 132 132 0
1979 136 136 0
1980 113 113 0
1981 122 122 0
1982 111 111 0
1983 107 107 0
1984 146 146 0
1985 133 133 0
1986 167 167 0
1987 175 175 0
1988 167 167 0
1989 173 173 0
1990 197 197 0
1991 236 236 0
1992 239 239 0
1993 281 281 0
1994 276 276 0
1995 279 279 0
1996 285 285 0
1997 362 362 0
1998 829 829 0
1999 1,215 1,215 0
2000 1,796 1,796 0
2001 2,544 2,539 5
2002 3,749 3,749 0 #82 girl name
2003 6,288 6,279 9 #39 girl name
2004 8,679 8,644 35 #25 girl name
2005 13,632 13,603 29 #9 girl name
2006 16,961 16,937 24 #5 girl name
2007 18,057 18,045 12 #4 girl name
2008 17,046 17,030 16 #5 girl name
2009 15,886 15,863 23 #5 girl name
2010 15,438 15,421 17 #5 girl name
2011 15,502 15,485 17 #5 girl name
2012 15,538 15,518 20 #5 girl name
2013 15,242 15,225 17 #5 girl name
2014 15,675 15,660 15 #5 girl name
2015 16,305 16,286 19 #4 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Ava baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 218,673 babies born with the name Ava in the United States. That's more than enough Avas to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 13 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ava" was in 2007 with a total of 18,045 babies. (That's a lot of baby Avas)

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ava" ranks #7 in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 33 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 15,538 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ava" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ava as well as things modernly associated with the name Ava such as celebrities named Ava.

Origin and Meaning of Ava

The name "Ava" is of Latin origin, and it means "Like a Bird". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1941 to 1986. Ava was born in 1922 as Ava Lavinia Gardner in Smithfield, North Carolina, U.S.

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Ava Devine

Ava Devine is an adult biography. Ava was born in 1974 in Long Island, New York, United States.

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Ava Vincent

Ava Vincent is an adult biography. Ava was born in 1975 in Placerville, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ava

Ava Anderson
Ava Archer
Ava London
Ava Ballston
Ava Duvernay
Ava Eliot
Ava Fiore
Ava H Street
Ava Van Ness

Alternative Meanings

A is for activities, for you have many.

V is for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

A is for activities, for you have many.

Your name in reverse order is "Ava". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ava". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Ava born Jul 16, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1375. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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