Eve (name)


Eve (name)

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Eve


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caption= Albrecht Dürer painting of the Biblical Eve. According to the Bible, Eve (or Eva) was the first woman created.
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gender = Female
meaning = "Living"
region =
origin = Hebrew
related names = Eva, Evelyn, Ava, Evita, Evie
footnotes =

:"For specific uses of the name, see Eve."

Eve is an English given name for a female, derived from Eva, in turn originating with Hebrew חַוָּה (Chavah/Havah - "chavah" "to breathe" and "chayah" "to live"). The traditional meaning of Eve is 'living'.

The name has religious significance in the Judeo/Christian tradition, after the use of Eve / "living" as the female companion of the Biblical Adam / "man". Its use as a first name in England began in the 12th Century.

Alternative forms:
* Eva, popular in many European countries.
* Eve as an anglicized form of Gaelic Aoife "radiant, beautiful" in Scotland and Ireland.
* Evelyn
* Ava particularly in Ireland, Canada and Australia
* Evita
* Evie, usually a familiar form, now also a given name.

People called Eve

This is a list of famous people with the first name Eve:
*Eve, American rapper
*Eve Arden, American actress
*Eve Beglarian, Armenian-American lesbian composer
*Eve Plumb, American actress
*Eve Pamela Grice, Queen of Fragrance
*Eve Queler, American conductor
*Ève Salvail, Canadian supermodel
*Eve Torres, WWE Diva

Translations of Eve

*Hebrew: Chava/ Hava / Hawa (ancient pronunciation)
*Arabic: حواء
*Irish: Éabha, Aoibhe
*Italian: Eva
*Finnish: Eevi/Eeva
*Welsh: Efa
*Hungarian: Éva
*Turkish: Havva
*Russian: Yeva
*Lithuanian: Ieva
*Polish: Ewa
*Persian: حوا
*Spanish: Eva

Other instances of the name

* In Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, Eve is the name of the first woman (see "Adam and Eve").
* Eve was a tropical storm in 1969.
* All About Eve (1950) is a film by Joseph Mankiewicz, in which the main character is called Eve.
* Eve (magazine) is a British women's magazine.

References

* [http://www.behindthename.com/php/view.php?name=eve Behind The Name]
* [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Eve Etymology Online]
* [http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ United States Social Security Database]
* [http://www.geocities.com/edgarbook/names/e/eve.html Eve Factfile]


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