Ava

First Name
251k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
219
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ava

"Ava" is a name 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.
Wiktionary

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.

    Notable Persons Named Ava

    Ava Gardner was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1941 to 1986. Ava was given the name Ava Lavinia Gardner on December 24th, 1922 in Smithfield, North Carolina, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 25th, 1990.

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    Ava DuVernay is a film director, screenwriter, film promotion, film distributor, director, and film marketer. She has had major accomplishments since 1990. Ava was given the name Ava Marie DuVernay on August 24th, 1972 in Long Beach, California.

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    Ava Acres is an actress. She has been prominent since 2010. Ava was born in 2005.

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    Ava was born as the child of John Jacob Astor IV and Ava Lowle Willing on July 7th, 1902 in New York City. She died on July 19th, 1956.

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    Ava Lord is a fictional character.

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    Ava Cadell is an actor, writer, and actress. Ava was born on June 15th, 1956 in Budapest.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ava

    The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava was a Governor General of Canada and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The was born on June 21st, 1826 in Florence, Stato Vecchio. He left this life on February 12th, 1902.

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    The Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava was an office holder. The was born on February 5th, 1843. She left this life on February 5th, 1936.

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    He was most active from 1422 to 1425. Thihathu was born as the child of Minkhaung I and Shin Mi-Nauk on June 3rd, 1394 in Inwa.

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    His most notable accomplishments were from 1439 to 1442. Minye was born as the child of Mohnyin Thado and Shin Myat Hla of Ava on December 18th, 1410 in Mohnyin.

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    He was most prominent from 1485 to 1501. Thihathura was born as the child of Minkhaung II in Inwa. He passed away on March 4th, 1501.

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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 164 164 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 384 384 0
    1952 388 388 0
    1953 462 462 0
    1954 540 540 0
    1955 508 508 0
    1956 508 508 0
    1957 433 433 0
    1958 379 379 0
    1959 336 336 0
    1960 327 327 0
    1961 262 262 0
    1962 263 263 0
    1963 274 274 0
    1964 266 266 0
    1965 227 227 0
    1966 199 199 0
    1967 176 176 0
    1968 177 177 0
    1969 171 171 0
    1970 176 176 0
    1971 160 160 0
    1972 153 153 0
    1973 109 109 0
    1974 130 130 0
    1975 125 125 0
    1976 97 97 0
    1977 104 104 0
    1978 132 132 0
    1979 135 135 0
    1980 113 113 0
    1981 122 122 0
    1982 109 109 0
    1983 107 107 0
    1984 146 146 0
    1985 135 135 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 283 283 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 3,750 3,750 0 #82 girl name
    2003 6,289 6,280 9 #39 girl name
    2004 8,679 8,644 35 #25 girl name
    2005 13,634 13,605 29 #9 girl name
    2006 16,962 16,938 24 #5 girl name
    2007 18,059 18,047 12 #4 girl name
    2008 17,051 17,035 16 #5 girl name
    2009 15,890 15,867 23 #5 girl name
    2010 15,446 15,429 17 #5 girl name
    2011 15,513 15,496 17 #5 girl name
    2012 15,549 15,529 20 #5 girl name
    2013 15,266 15,249 17 #5 girl name
    2014 15,703 15,688 15 #5 girl name
    2015 16,380 16,361 19 #4 girl name
    2016 16,293 16,283 10 #3 girl name
    2017 15,914 15,902 12 #3 girl name

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    Popularity of Ava as a first name

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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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    Fun Facts about the name Ava

    • What name lists does Ava rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Ava? Ava is the 299th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Ava was the 3rd most popular name. As a last name Ava was the 85,357th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ava have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 251,052 babies born with the first name Ava in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ava to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (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 18,047 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ava!
    • Random Ava Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ava ranks 46th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 182 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2003.
    • 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 Ava. 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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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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