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Of Hebrew origin.

Derives from Ḥawwāh, meaning “living one” or “source of life”, and is related to ḥāyâ, meaning “to live”.

It is a name with a great religious significance in the Christian, Judeo and Muslim tradition.

In the Latin translation of the New Testament is referred as Eva.

According to the Abrahamic religions, she was the first woman and the female companion of Adam, the first man.

It was used as a first name in England during the 12th century.

Eve is also associated with the Gaelic name “Aoife” that means “shining” or “radiant”.

Alternative forms of the name are Eva, Evie, Evita, Eveleen, Hawa, Evvie, Yeva, Evelia, Havva.

Eve is ranked #48 in Ireland, #87 in Scotland and #456 in the U.S.A.

Famous bearers are Eve Plumb, Ève Peyrieux, Eve Myles, Eve Beglarian, Eve Hewson, Eve Queler, Eve Muirhead, Eve Gordon, Eve Best.