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First Name
219k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
219
in the U.S.
in 2010

Ava

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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

Fun Facts about the name Ava

  • How many people with the first name Ava have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 218,673 babies born with the first name Ava in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ava to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ava? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Ava first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ava is Tuesday, February 22nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Ava born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ava was in 2007 with a total of 18,045 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ava!
  • Random Ava Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ava ranks 4th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 305 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Ava: Your name in reverse order is Ava. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ava? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 219 people with the last name Ava.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ava? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ava as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Ava as a last name

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Common last names for Ava

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Hall
  • Lewis
  • Baker
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Evans

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ava U.S.
  White 42.92% 64.26%
  African American 4.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 28.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 19.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ava

People with the last name Ava are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

Latin

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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A"va
Same as Kava.

There was a Frankish ninth century St. Ava (of the Germanic root avi, related to Evelyn), but the English Ava seems to date from the nineteenth century as a variant of Eva. It has also been used as an anglicization of Celtic Aoife "radiant".

  1. A female given name. Popular in the 2000s in all English-speaking countries.
  2. A city in Illinois.
  3. A city in Missouri.
  4. A town in New York.
  5. An unincorporated community in Ohio.

From Portuguese, from the Upper Burmese pronunciation of အင်းဝ (ang:wa.) (/ʔəwa̰/).

  1. (historical) An abandoned city in central Burma, formerly the capital of the country.

    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

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    What does the name Ava mean?

    Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

    Vis for vision, few can share.

    Ais for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

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