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All about the name Ava

Latin Origin
"Like A Bird"
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What does the name Ava mean? The meaning of the name Ava is Like A Bird. The origin of the name Ava is Latin. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.

Ava is a name with Latin origins. The meaning of the name Ava is like a bird. An alternate spelling is Aiva. Originally, Ava was the diminutive of Avis.

Ava is a very popular name in the United States, ranking #5 in the US in 2013 per the Social Security Administration. It has been a consistent top 10 name on the user lists but has dropped a few points over the last couple of years to #6 on's most popular names of 2014.

Famous Avas include actress Ava Gardner and director Ava DuVernay. Ava Helen Pauling was a civil rights activist. Ava is also the name of several celebrities' children, including Reese Witherspoon/Ryan Phillippe, Heather Locklear/Richie Sambora, and Hugh Jackman/Deborra-Lee Furness. There is even Saint Ava, a 9th Century Roman Catholic nun.

Ava is a common name among soap opera characters, including Ava Benton (All My Children), Ava Jerome (General Hospital), and Ava Peralta (Guiding Light). There is also Ava Moore, a character on the t.v. series Nip/Tuck. name list users that like the name Ava tend to have feminine and traditional names on their lists, but also like names with an Italian/Spanish flare.

Alternate spellings: Aiva
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Songs about Ava
Ava Adore - Smashing Pumpkins