Neva

First Name
21k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
351
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Neva

"Neva" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Snow". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A river in northwestern Russia flowing generally west into the Gulf of Finland
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From Russian Нева́ (Nevá), which is a cognate of Finnish neva.

  1. A river in Russia.

Neva was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Neva

Neva was born on June 1st, 1944. Neva is also known as Goodwin, Neva R.; Rockefeller, Neva Goodwin; Rockefeller, and Neva.

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Neva Patterson was an actress. Her career lasted from 1949 to 1992. Neva was born on February 10th, 1920 in Near Nevada, Iowa, United States. She left this life on December 14th, 2010.

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Neva Small is an actress, singer, puppeteer, educator, actor, and singing. Neva was born in New York City.

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Neva Jane Langley was a television celebrity. She holds the title Miss America 1953. Neva was born on January 25th, 1933 in Lakeland, Florida. She breathed her last breath on November 18th, 2012.

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Neva Gilbert is a playboy playmate. Neva was born in New York City, United States.

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Neva Gerber was an actress. She was most prominent from 1912 to 1930. Neva was given the name Genevieve Dolores Gerber on April 3rd, 1894 in Argenta, Illinois, U.S. Neva is also known as Jean Dolores and Genevieve Millett. She died on January 2nd, 1974.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Neva

Samuel Néva is a soccer player for the Stade Lavallois, Le Havre AC, Grenoble Foot 38, RWDM Brussels FC, F.C. Verbroedering Dender Eendracht Hekelgem, and Apollon Limassol. Samuel was born on May 15th, 1981 in Le Mans.

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Neva is an athlete for the Sevilla FC (youth).

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 18 0
1881 15 15 0
1882 22 22 0
1883 22 22 0
1884 40 40 0
1885 40 40 0
1886 49 49 0
1887 45 45 0
1888 63 63 0
1889 61 61 0
1890 74 74 0
1891 74 74 0
1892 87 87 0
1893 116 116 0
1894 102 102 0
1895 122 122 0
1896 112 112 0
1897 124 124 0
1898 183 183 0
1899 131 131 0
1900 157 157 0
1901 120 120 0
1902 124 124 0
1903 121 121 0
1904 138 138 0
1905 141 141 0
1906 147 147 0
1907 137 137 0
1908 184 184 0
1909 163 163 0
1910 141 141 0
1911 168 168 0
1912 224 224 0
1913 289 289 0
1914 353 353 0
1915 472 472 0
1916 449 449 0
1917 487 487 0
1918 463 457 6
1919 414 414 0
1920 558 558 0
1921 463 463 0
1922 454 454 0
1923 407 407 0
1924 458 458 0
1925 390 390 0
1926 413 413 0
1927 426 426 0
1928 354 354 0
1929 371 371 0
1930 365 365 0
1931 369 369 0
1932 316 316 0
1933 314 314 0
1934 294 294 0
1935 301 301 0
1936 244 244 0
1937 281 281 0
1938 267 267 0
1939 238 238 0
1940 203 203 0
1941 229 229 0
1942 205 205 0
1943 165 165 0
1944 163 163 0
1945 169 169 0
1946 163 163 0
1947 206 206 0
1948 166 166 0
1949 160 160 0
1950 155 155 0
1951 156 156 0
1952 182 182 0
1953 239 239 0
1954 211 211 0
1955 180 180 0
1956 171 171 0
1957 195 195 0
1958 141 141 0
1959 135 135 0
1960 131 131 0
1961 129 129 0
1962 113 113 0
1963 122 122 0
1964 94 94 0
1965 79 79 0
1966 78 78 0
1967 75 75 0
1968 65 65 0
1969 64 64 0
1970 54 54 0
1971 46 46 0
1972 54 54 0
1973 69 69 0
1974 68 68 0
1975 47 47 0
1976 48 48 0
1977 50 50 0
1978 49 49 0
1979 50 50 0
1980 41 41 0
1981 42 42 0
1982 42 42 0
1983 38 38 0
1984 31 31 0
1985 31 31 0
1986 30 30 0
1987 34 34 0
1988 36 36 0
1989 28 28 0
1990 34 34 0
1991 32 32 0
1992 31 31 0
1993 32 32 0
1994 17 17 0
1995 19 19 0
1996 21 21 0
1997 29 29 0
1998 34 34 0
1999 37 37 0
2000 36 36 0
2001 42 42 0
2002 45 45 0
2003 55 55 0
2004 63 63 0
2005 62 62 0
2006 72 72 0
2007 84 84 0
2008 79 79 0
2009 93 93 0
2010 74 74 0
2011 93 93 0
2012 84 84 0
2013 79 79 0
2014 86 86 0
2015 85 85 0
2016 91 91 0
2017 94 94 0

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Popularity of Neva as a first name

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Popularity of Neva as a last name

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Common last names for Neva

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • White
  • Nelson
  • Mitchell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Neva U.S.
  White 80.34% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Neva

People with the last name Neva are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Neva

  • What name lists does Neva rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Neva? Neva is the 1,661st most popular name of all time. As a last name Neva was the 57,914th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Neva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,710 babies born with the first name Neva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Neva to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Neva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Neva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Neva is Wednesday, October 12th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Neva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Neva was in 1920 with a total of 558 babies.
  • Random Neva Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Neva ranks 87th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 12 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Neva: Your name in reverse order is Aven. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Evna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Neva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 351 people with the last name Neva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Neva? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Neva as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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