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  • proper noun A female given name. Popular in the 2000s in all English-speaking countries.

Etymologies

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There was a Frankish ninth century St. Ava (of the Germanic root avi, related to Evelyn), but the English Ava seems to date from the nineteenth century as a variant of Eva. It has also been used as an anglicization of Celtic Aoife "radiant".

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