Origin: English, German, Persian, Latin

Meaning: to breath, to live; voice, sound; desired; bird

Gender: Female

Ava is a name that has a surprising number of meanings in different languages. It could be related to Latin avis meaning bird; it could be a variant on either Eve or an anglicization of Aoife; it could come from the Germanic element avi, meaning “desired”. Ava is even used in Iran and Central Asia, either related to Persian meaning “sound, voice” or to Avestan meaning “first”.


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