Name: Eve

Origin and Meaning of the Name Eve

  • Meaning:
    Life
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (eev); (ev)
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Miscellaneous Info for Eve

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the Hebrew name Chava, which was derived from the Hebrew word Chai "life". In the Genesis, Eve was the first woman, wife of Adam and "the mother of all that lives". It is her role as a mother that is put forward in this name.

    Eve is also the short form of the word evening and is used for the day before an event - such as Christmas Eve.

    'All About Eve' was a film of the 1950s that won six Academy Awards. Eve is the name of one of the main characters.

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