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Eve may be the ultimate biblical baby name. After all, Adam and Eve were, according to Christians, the first humans on Earth. For this reason, it's been a fairly consistent name for girls since the Middle Ages. Similar names, like Eva and Evelyn, are super popular these days, so stick with Eve if you want your little one to be the only one in her kindergarten class with her own unique name.

Meaning of the name Eve:

Hebrew: To breathe, to live or to give life
Latin: Living

Origin of the name Eve:

The name Eve originates from the Hebrew word “chavah,” which means life or living.

Symbolism of the name Eve:

In the Bible, Eve is the name of the first woman created by God and thought to be the mother of mankind.

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Style of the name Eve:

Classic

Gender of the name Eve:

Eve is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Eve:

EEV

Number of syllables in the name Eve:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Eve:

Because the most famous person in history named Eve was believed to be the mother of mankind by many people, the name Eve evokes the image of someone who is strong yet caring.

Alternative spellings for the name Eve:

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Nicknames for the name Eve:

Popularity of the name Eve:

Eve was popular during the Middle Ages, but it lost favor for hundreds of years. However, throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, it's jumped in and out of the top 1,000 baby girl names in the United States. As of 2020, it ranks as the 471st-most popular name for girls, according to the Social Security Administration.

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Great middle names for Eve and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Eve:

  • Eve Jihan Coope (rapper)
  • Eve Arden (actress)
  • Eve Plumb (actress)
  • Eve Torres (wrestler)
  • Eve Queler (conductor)
  • Eve Ensler (playwright)
  • Eve Oja (mathematician)

Eves in popular culture:

  • Eve Harrington (main character in the film “All About Eve”)
  • Eve, Mother of All Monsters (character on the TV show “Supernatural”)
  • Colonel Eve Baird (from the TV show “The Librarians”)
  • E.V.E or Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluato (from the movie “WALL-E”)
  • Eve Baxter (character from the TV show “The Last Man Standing”)