Eva: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Eva

A variant of Eve, this name is Hebrew for “life” or “living one.” One of the earliest known Evas was in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, in which it was a nickname for a girl named Evangeline. It’s the real name of the actress who gave us the unforgettable Gabrielle Solis, as well as another who snagged Ryan Gosling right out from under us. We were so close!