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Etymology & Historical Origin - Avah
Avah is an Americanized fanciful rendition of the classical girl’s name Ava. It’s difficult to pinpoint the etymology of the name Ava, so the only thing we can say for sure is that the origin is uncertain. The roots are thought to be Germanic, using the short form of various female names containing the element “avi” which possibly means “desired” (Avis and Aveline are some such female names used in medieval times). There is also the possibility that Ava is associated with the Latin “avis” meaning “bird, birdlike”. Furthermore Ava may have been coined as a later version of Eve which comes from the Hebrew name "Havva" (from “hayya”) meaning “life, lively”. The name Ava also means “voice, sound” in Persian. The earliest Ava we could find who may have played some role in bringing prominence to the name among medieval Europeans was a 9th century saint. St. Ava was born into nobility as the daughter of the Frankish King Pepin of Aquitaine. According to her legend, St. Ava was miraculously cured of blindness before becoming a Benedictine nun. Another illustrious Ava from the Middle Ages was a 11/12th century German poet Frau Ava of Melk who is considered the first female writer of any genre in her language. Today, Ava is a very popular name among English speakers throughout the world. It’s a top 10 choice for girls in the United States, Canada, Scotland, Ireland and Australia and a Top 20 in England and Northern Ireland. Since Ava is so crazy popular right now some parents have opted to arbitrarily add an “h” in a meager attempt to make it look more original.
Popularity of the Name Avah
Avah with an “h” tacked on to the end looks a little silly (mainly because one wonders if it should be pronounced AHV-ah instead?). Because Ava is the 5th most commonly used girl’s name in America right now (2011), some kitschy parents decided to start throwing on that “h” in 2008. Fortunately this name hasn’t taken off in popularity and still dwells down at the bottom of the charts. We don’t mean to sound mean, but it really takes a simple classic and mutilates it unnecessarily. It just doesn’t look as pretty. Yet we try and be mindful of our unwritten motto: “to each his own.” It’s your choice.
Popularity of the Girl Name Avah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Avah
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Avah
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Popular Songs on Avah
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Avah
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Famous People Named Avah
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Children of Famous People Named Avah
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Avah - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Avah
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Avah