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Eve

First Name
24k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
953
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Eve mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Eve

"Eve" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Life". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Eve
Senses
  1. Evening.(Poetic)"Winter oft, at eve resumes the breeze." [Thomson.]
  2. The evening before a holiday, -- from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset, not at midnight; as, Christmas eve is the evening before Christmas; also, the period immediately preceding some important event."On the eveof death." [Keble.]

Etymology: See Even (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
  2. The day before ("he always arrives on the eve of her departure")
  3. The latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall) ("he enjoyed the evening light across the lake")
  4. The period immediately before something ("on the eve of the French Revolution")
Wiktionary

From Ancient Greek Εὔα (Eúa), from Biblical Hebrew חַוָּה (ḥawwā).

  1. (Abrahamic religions) The first woman and mother of the human race; Adam's wife.
  2. An unspecified primordial woman, from whom many or all people are descended.
    The Seven Daughters of Eve; mitochondrial
  3. A female given name.

A pun on eavesdropper.

  1. (cryptography) A conventional name for an agent attempting to intercept a message sent by Alice that is intended for Bob.

    Eve was also found in the following language(s): Estonian and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Eve

    Eve was born on August 21st, 1984 in Boston. Eve is also known as Eve.

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    Eve Arden was an actress. Her career lasted from 1928 to 1928. Eve was given the name Eunice Mary Quedens on April 30th, 1908 in Mill Valley, California, U.S. She left this life on November 12th, 1990.

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    Eve is a hip hop music rapping, singing, songwriter, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Eve was given the name Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper on November 10th, 1978.

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    Eve Plumb is an actress, painter/artist, and painting. Eve was given the name Eve Aline Plumb on April 29th, 1958 in Burbank, California, U.S.

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    Eve Hewson is an actress. She was most prominent from 2008 to present. Eve was given the name Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson on July 7th, 1991 in Dublin.

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    Eve Myles is an actress. She was most active from 1999 to present. Eve was born on July 26th, 1978 in Ystradgynlais, Wales.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Eve

    Alice Eve is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Alice was given the name Alice Sophia Eve by her parents Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan on February 6th, 1982 in London, England, UK.

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    Eve is a hip hop music rapping, singing, songwriter, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Eve was given the name Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper on November 10th, 1978.

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    Amazon was given the name William Ervin on February 23rd, 1979 in Turlock, California.

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    Trevor Eve is an actor. He was most prominent from 1974 to present. Trevor was given the name Trevor John Eve on July 1st, 1951 in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England, UK.

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    Atom Eve is a comics character.

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    Dale Eve is a soccer player for the Forest Green Rovers F.C., Dandy Town Hornets F.C., Derby County F.C., Stoke City F.C. Reserves, Academy, Stoke City F.C., Fleetwood Town F.C., Nuneaton Town F.C., Newcastle Town F.C., Congleton Town F.C., and Bermuda national football team. Dale was born on February 9th, 1995 in Pembroke Parish.

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    How popular is the baby name Eve in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 7 7 0
    1881 10 10 0
    1882 6 6 0
    1883 6 6 0
    1884 11 11 0
    1885 10 10 0
    1886 7 7 0
    1887 10 10 0
    1888 13 13 0
    1889 14 14 0
    1890 11 11 0
    1891 13 13 0
    1892 18 18 0
    1893 23 23 0
    1894 20 20 0
    1895 26 26 0
    1896 27 27 0
    1897 19 19 0
    1898 29 29 0
    1899 32 32 0
    1900 35 35 0
    1901 26 26 0
    1902 33 33 0
    1903 33 33 0
    1904 41 41 0
    1905 44 44 0
    1906 48 48 0
    1907 73 73 0
    1908 67 67 0
    1909 67 67 0
    1910 76 76 0
    1911 71 71 0
    1912 104 104 0
    1913 123 123 0
    1914 130 130 0
    1915 143 143 0
    1916 144 144 0
    1917 138 138 0
    1918 127 127 0
    1919 104 104 0
    1920 101 101 0
    1921 106 106 0
    1922 81 81 0
    1923 76 76 0
    1924 113 113 0
    1925 81 81 0
    1926 77 77 0
    1927 82 82 0
    1928 80 80 0
    1929 77 77 0
    1930 78 78 0
    1931 55 55 0
    1932 63 63 0
    1933 65 65 0
    1934 77 77 0
    1935 53 53 0
    1936 58 58 0
    1937 49 49 0
    1938 60 60 0
    1939 66 66 0
    1940 72 72 0
    1941 102 102 0
    1942 83 83 0
    1943 108 108 0
    1944 112 112 0
    1945 122 122 0
    1946 135 135 0
    1947 118 118 0
    1948 111 111 0
    1949 98 98 0
    1950 108 108 0
    1951 183 183 0
    1952 190 190 0
    1953 208 208 0
    1954 233 233 0
    1955 259 259 0
    1956 305 305 0
    1957 288 288 0
    1958 272 272 0
    1959 288 288 0
    1960 302 302 0
    1961 304 304 0
    1962 313 313 0
    1963 290 290 0
    1964 269 269 0
    1965 255 255 0
    1966 232 232 0
    1967 210 210 0
    1968 214 214 0
    1969 220 220 0
    1970 241 241 0
    1971 240 240 0
    1972 205 205 0
    1973 173 173 0
    1974 233 233 0
    1975 232 232 0
    1976 211 211 0
    1977 218 218 0
    1978 208 208 0
    1979 212 212 0
    1980 215 215 0
    1981 218 218 0
    1982 190 190 0
    1983 169 169 0
    1984 147 147 0
    1985 149 149 0
    1986 141 141 0
    1987 112 112 0
    1988 125 125 0
    1989 152 152 0
    1990 118 118 0
    1991 136 136 0
    1992 134 134 0
    1993 139 139 0
    1994 141 141 0
    1995 138 138 0
    1996 160 160 0
    1997 161 161 0
    1998 223 223 0
    1999 322 322 0
    2000 482 482 0
    2001 500 500 0
    2002 478 478 0
    2003 499 499 0
    2004 450 450 0
    2005 417 417 0
    2006 491 491 0
    2007 484 484 0
    2008 469 469 0
    2009 521 521 0
    2010 495 495 0
    2011 532 532 0
    2012 528 528 0
    2013 612 612 0
    2014 694 694 0
    2015 677 677 0
    2016 698 698 0

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    Popularity of Eve as a first name

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    Popularity of Eve as a last name

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    Common last names for Eve

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    • Brown
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    • Lewis
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    • Robinson

    Common first names for Eve

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Eve U.S.
      White 79.85% 64.26%
      African American 11.12% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.05% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.15% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 6.19% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Eve

    People with the last name Eve are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Eve

    • What name lists does Eve rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Eve? Eve is the 1,528th most popular name of all time. As a last name Eve was the 25,833rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Eve have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23,931 babies born with the first name Eve in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eve to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eve? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
    • When was Eve first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eve is Saturday, December 25th, 1869.
    • What year had the most people named Eve born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eve was in 2016 with a total of 698 babies.
    • Random Eve Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eve is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1950.
    • Weird things about the name Eve: Your name in reverse order is Eve. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vee. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Eve? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 953 people with the last name Eve.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eve? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Eve as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k 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)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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