From the Slavic element “milu,” meaning “gracious” or “dear.” But when you see your little Mileva covered head to toe in mud or makeup or whatever she gets into, it’ll be more like, “GRACIOUS, dear!”
Milly, Mila, Leva, Eva, Evie
Famous people named Mileva:
Mathematicians Mileva Maric and Mileva Prvanovic.
Mileva Maric was Albert Einstein's wife, a genius in her own right who is said to have helped him develop his earliest theories - but never got professional credit.