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.
Originally, the name Ava was the diminutive version of the name Avis.
Ava has been a ver popular name in the United States starting around 2010. 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.
BabyNames.com 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.