Ava Name Meaning

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Fact: Ava can be spelled as Eva in some cultures.

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A Deep Dive

Ava Overview

Meaning

Bird

Gender

Girl

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin “Avis” meaning “bird” or a variant of the name Eve.

Pronunciation

/ˈeɪvə/

Popularity

Ava is a popular name globally, particularly in English-speaking countries. Recently, Ava has consistently ranked in the top 5 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

3 letters

Numerology

6 (Nurturing, Responsible, Balanced)

Name Styles

Popular, Short, Nature-inspired, Cute, Modern

Associated Traits

Elegant, lively, independent, charming

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Ava was a 9th-century saint in France, and the name has gained cultural significance through celebrities and literary works.

Name Day

February 29th
A Deep Dive

Ava Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Avah, Avis, Avia, Avianna, Avalyn, Aveline, Avonlea

Common Nicknames

Avi, Avie, Vee

Diminutives

Avy, Vivi, Aves, Avia

Famous People

  • Ava Gardner
    (American Actress)
  • Ava DuVernay
    (American Director)
  • Ava Max
    (American Singer)
  • Ava Sambora
    (American Actress)
  • Ava Phillippe
    (American Model)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Ava
    ("Ex Machina," Film)
  • Ava Sharpe
    ("Legends of Tomorrow," TV Series)
  • Ava Wilson
    ("Supernatural," TV Series)
  • Ava Crowder
    ("Justified," TV Series)
  • Ava Jerome
    ("General Hospital," TV Series)

Places

  • Ava City
    (Missouri, USA)
  • Ava Park
    (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Ava River
    (Myanmar)
  • Mount Ava
    (Alaska, USA)
  • Ava Village
    (Ava, Myanmar)
  • Ava Street
    (Edinburgh, Scotland)

What Is the Meaning of Ava?

Ava means “bird.” People named Ava are often seen as free-spirited and lively, with a sense of independence and grace.

What Is the Origin of The Name Ava?

Ava has Latin origins. The name is derived from the Latin word “avis,” meaning “bird,” and has been popular in various cultures due to its simple yet elegant sound.

Ava Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Ava in the U.S. over the Years

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Annual Statistics Breakdown for Ava

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
20238
(-1 from 2022)
9682
(-1405 from 2022)
0.55351
20227
(-2 from 2021)
11087
(-1767 from 2021)
0.61833
20215
(-2 from 2020)
12854
(-337 from 2020)
0.71747
20203
No change from 2019
13191
(-1343 from 2019)
0.74623
20193
No change from 2018
14534
(-486 from 2018)
0.79210
20183
No change from 2017
15020
(-991 from 2017)
0.80768
20173
No change from 2016
16011
(-330 from 2016)
0.84752
20163
(+1 from 2015)
16341
(-61 from 2015)
0.84411
20154
(+1 from 2014)
16402
(+680 from 2014)
0.84075
20145
No change from 2013
15722
(+452 from 2013)
0.80365
20135
No change from 2012
15270
(-277 from 2012)
0.79215
20125
No change from 2011
15547
(+33 from 2011)
0.80161
20115
No change from 2010
15514
(+73 from 2010)
0.80064
20105
No change from 2009
15441
(-433 from 2009)
0.78753
20095
No change from 2008
15874
(-1175 from 2008)
0.78387
20085
(-1 from 2007)
17049
(-1004 from 2007)
0.81853
20074
(+1 from 2006)
18053
(+1111 from 2006)
0.85296
20065
(+4 from 2005)
16942
(+3336 from 2005)
0.81042
20059
(+16 from 2004)
13606
(+4961 from 2004)
0.67039
200425
(+14 from 2003)
8645
(+2365 from 2003)
0.42844
200339
(+43 from 2002)
6280
(+2529 from 2002)
0.31299
200282
(+50 from 2001)
3751
(+1212 from 2001)
0.18992
2001132
(+48 from 2000)
2539
(+743 from 2000)
0.12817
2000180
(+79 from 1999)
1796
(+581 from 1999)
0.08999
1999259
(+91 from 1998)
1215
(+384 from 1998)
0.06241
1998350
(+268 from 1997)
831
(+469 from 1997)
0.04287
1997618
(+122 from 1996)
362
(+77 from 1996)
0.01896
1996740
(-5 from 1995)
285
(+6 from 1995)
0.01487
1995735
(+16 from 1994)
279
(+3 from 1994)
0.01452
1994751
(-17 from 1993)
276
(-10 from 1993)
0.01416
1993734
(+101 from 1992)
286
(+47 from 1992)
0.01451
1992835
(+12 from 1991)
239
(+3 from 1991)
0.01192
1991847
(+103 from 1990)
236
(+38 from 1990)
0.01161
1990950
(+36 from 1989)
198
(+23 from 1989)
0.00964
1989986
No change from 1988
175
(+8 from 1988)
0.00878
1988986
(-58 from 1987)
167
(-10 from 1987)
0.00868
1987928
(+19 from 1986)
177
(+10 from 1986)
0.00944
1986947
(+134 from 1985)
167
(+33 from 1985)
0.00905
19851081
(-85 from 1984)
134
(-11 from 1984)
0.00726
1984996
(+204 from 1983)
145
(+38 from 1983)
0.00804
19831200
(+21 from 1982)
107
(-2 from 1982)
0.00598
19821221
(-94 from 1981)
109
(-13 from 1981)
0.00601
19811127
(+56 from 1980)
122
(+9 from 1980)
0.00682
19801183
(-132 from 1979)
113
(-19 from 1979)
0.00635
19791051
(-20 from 1978)
132
No change from 1978
0.00766
19781031
(+160 from 1977)
132
(+29 from 1977)
0.00803
19771191
(-9 from 1976)
103
(+7 from 1976)
0.00626
19761182
(-208 from 1975)
96
(-31 from 1975)
0.00611
1975974
(-24 from 1974)
127
(-3 from 1974)
0.00814
1974950
(+108 from 1973)
130
(+21 from 1973)
0.00830
19731058
(-211 from 1972)
109
(-44 from 1972)
0.00701
1972847
(+2 from 1971)
153
(-8 from 1971)
0.00949
1971849
(-60 from 1970)
161
(-16 from 1970)
0.00919
1970789
(-6 from 1969)
177
(+6 from 1969)
0.00966
1969783
(-40 from 1968)
171
(-6 from 1968)
0.00970
1968743
(-7 from 1967)
177
(+1 from 1967)
0.01035
1967736
(-41 from 1966)
176
(-23 from 1966)
0.01025
1966695
(-45 from 1965)
199
(-28 from 1965)
0.01133
1965650
(-40 from 1964)
227
(-41 from 1964)
0.01242
1964610
(-7 from 1963)
268
(-6 from 1963)
0.01369
1963603
(+14 from 1962)
274
(+11 from 1962)
0.01378
1962617
(+14 from 1961)
263
(+1 from 1961)
0.01298
1961631
(-99 from 1960)
262
(-65 from 1960)
0.01261
1960532
(-4 from 1959)
327
(-10 from 1959)
0.01572
1959528
(-36 from 1958)
337
(-41 from 1958)
0.01621
1958492
(-36 from 1957)
378
(-54 from 1957)
0.01830
1957456
(-55 from 1956)
432
(-77 from 1956)
0.02059
1956401
(-13 from 1955)
509
(+1 from 1955)
0.02471
1955388
(-12 from 1954)
508
(-32 from 1954)
0.02534
1954376
(+18 from 1953)
540
(+78 from 1953)
0.02712
1953394
(+41 from 1952)
462
(+74 from 1952)
0.02394
1952435
(-9 from 1951)
388
(+4 from 1951)
0.02040
1951426
(+43 from 1950)
384
(+85 from 1950)
0.02079
1950469
(+65 from 1949)
299
(+59 from 1949)
0.01700
1949534
(+59 from 1948)
240
(+43 from 1948)
0.01367
1948593
(+10 from 1947)
197
(-2 from 1947)
0.01130
1947603
(+100 from 1946)
199
(+68 from 1946)
0.01095
1946703
(+139 from 1945)
131
(+51 from 1945)
0.00812
1945842
(-41 from 1944)
80
(-11 from 1944)
0.00594
1944801
(-59 from 1943)
91
(-18 from 1943)
0.00666
1943742
(-94 from 1942)
109
(-23 from 1942)
0.00759
1942648
(+108 from 1941)
132
(+43 from 1941)
0.00949
1941756
(+46 from 1940)
89
(+11 from 1940)
0.00714
1940802
(-85 from 1939)
78
(-12 from 1939)
0.00660
1939717
(+47 from 1938)
90
(+7 from 1938)
0.00794
1938764
(-130 from 1937)
83
(-31 from 1937)
0.00727
1937634
(-14 from 1936)
114
(+1 from 1936)
0.01035
1936620
(+1 from 1935)
113
(+4 from 1935)
0.01049
1935621
(-57 from 1934)
109
(-20 from 1934)
0.01003
1934564
(+28 from 1933)
129
(+10 from 1933)
0.01192
1933592
(-51 from 1932)
119
(-26 from 1932)
0.01138
1932541
(+20 from 1931)
145
(+9 from 1931)
0.01311
1931561
(+10 from 1930)
136
(-6 from 1930)
0.01232
1930571
(+17 from 1929)
142
(+7 from 1929)
0.01217
1929588
(+16 from 1928)
135
No change from 1928
0.01166
1928604
(-6 from 1927)
135
(-6 from 1927)
0.01129
1927598
(-51 from 1926)
141
(-23 from 1926)
0.01140
1926547
(+13 from 1925)
164
No change from 1925
0.01333
1925560
(+27 from 1924)
164
(+7 from 1924)
0.01298
1924587
(-41 from 1923)
157
(-16 from 1923)
0.01212
1923546
(+21 from 1922)
173
(+13 from 1922)
0.01381
1922567
(-30 from 1921)
160
(-17 from 1921)
0.01282
1921537
(-22 from 1920)
177
(-7 from 1920)
0.01383
1920515
(+31 from 1919)
184
(+25 from 1919)
0.01479
1919546
(-17 from 1918)
159
(-15 from 1918)
0.01354
1918529
(-37 from 1917)
174
(-6 from 1917)
0.01447
1917492
(-26 from 1916)
180
(-6 from 1916)
0.01602
1916466
(+5 from 1915)
186
(+15 from 1915)
0.01713
1915471
(-37 from 1914)
171
(+15 from 1914)
0.01670
1914434
(+43 from 1913)
156
(+44 from 1913)
0.01958
1913477
(+6 from 1912)
112
(+14 from 1912)
0.01710
1912483
(-45 from 1911)
98
(+12 from 1911)
0.01670
1911438
(+11 from 1910)
86
(+7 from 1910)
0.01947
1910449
(+92 from 1909)
79
(+30 from 1909)
0.01883
1909541
(-67 from 1908)
49
(-9 from 1908)
0.01331
1908474
(+7 from 1907)
58
(+3 from 1907)
0.01636
1907481
(-44 from 1906)
55
(-7 from 1906)
0.01630
1906437
(+27 from 1905)
62
(+9 from 1905)
0.01978
1905464
(-1 from 1904)
53
(+3 from 1904)
0.01710
1904463
(-35 from 1903)
50
(-5 from 1903)
0.01710
1903428
(+74 from 1902)
55
(+15 from 1902)
0.01977
1902502
(-67 from 1901)
40
(-6 from 1901)
0.01427
1901435
(-18 from 1900)
46
(-19 from 1900)
0.01809
1900417
(+21 from 1899)
65
(+21 from 1899)
0.02046
1899438
(-16 from 1898)
44
(-9 from 1898)
0.01778
1898422
(+31 from 1897)
53
(+11 from 1897)
0.01933
1897453
(+14 from 1896)
42
(+4 from 1896)
0.01692
1896467
(-88 from 1895)
38
(-16 from 1895)
0.01508
1895379
(-12 from 1894)
54
(-4 from 1894)
0.02185
1894367
(+27 from 1893)
58
(+12 from 1893)
0.02458
1893394
(-34 from 1892)
46
(-8 from 1892)
0.02042
1892360
(+27 from 1891)
54
(+13 from 1891)
0.02401
1891387
(-26 from 1890)
41
(-8 from 1890)
0.02086
1890361
(+1 from 1889)
49
(+5 from 1889)
0.02430
1889362
(+12 from 1888)
44
(+3 from 1888)
0.02325
1888374
(-14 from 1887)
41
(+5 from 1887)
0.02164
1887360
(+56 from 1886)
36
(+9 from 1886)
0.02316
1886416
(+84 from 1885)
27
(+9 from 1885)
0.01756
1885500
(-151 from 1884)
18
(-14 from 1884)
0.01268
1884349
(-18 from 1883)
32
(+3 from 1883)
0.02326
1883331
(+58 from 1882)
29
(+8 from 1882)
0.02415
1882389
(+4 from 1881)
21
(+3 from 1881)
0.01815
1881393
(+73 from 1880)
18
(+5 from 1880)
0.01821
1880466
First SSA data recorded
13
First SSA data recorded
0.01332

American States Popularity Rankings for Ava

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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New York (NY)

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Florida (FL)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Ohio (OH)

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Illinois (IL)

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Michigan (MI)

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North Carolina (NC)

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Georgia (GA)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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Virginia (VA)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Indiana (IN)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Missouri (MO)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Washington (WA)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Maryland (MD)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Alabama (AL)

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Kentucky (KY)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Colorado (CO)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Iowa (IA)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Kansas (KS)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Utah (UT)

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Oregon (OR)

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Nevada (NV)

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Nebraska (NE)

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West Virginia (WV)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Idaho (ID)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Maine (ME)

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Delaware (DE)

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South Dakota (SD)

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North Dakota (ND)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Montana (MT)

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Alaska (AK)

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Vermont (VT)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Ava in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

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Popularity in Switzerland

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Popularity in France

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Popularity in Germany

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Popularity in Norway

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Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Poland

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Popularity in Iceland

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Ava a Name for Boys or Girls?

Ava is a girl’s name. Its gentle and feminine sound, along with its historical use for girls, makes it a fitting choice, reflecting qualities of freedom and elegance.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Ava

  • Avah
  • Avis
  • Avia
  • Avianna
  • Avalyn
  • Aveline
  • Avonlea
  • Avi
  • Avie
  • Vee
  • Avy
  • Vivi
  • Aves
  • Avia

Ava in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Ava Gardner (Actress, 1922–1990): An American actress and Hollywood star featured in "The Killers" and "Mogambo."
  • Ava DuVernay (Director, born 1972): An American filmmaker and director behind "Selma" and "A Wrinkle in Time."
  • Ava Max (Singer, born 1994): An American singer-songwriter known for the hit single "Sweet but Psycho."
  • Ava Sambora (Actress, born 1997): An American actress and model, daughter of Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora.
  • Ava Phillippe (Model, born 1999): An American model and daughter of actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
  • Ava Acres (Actress, born 2004): An American child actress with roles in "Mad Men" and "Adventure Time."
  • Ava Astaire (Dancer, born 1942): An American dancer, daughter of legendary dancer Fred Astaire.
  • Ava Barber (Singer, born 1954): An American country music singer who appeared on "The Lawrence Welk Show."
  • Ava Marie (Model, born 1989): An American fashion model and social media influencer.
  • Ava ("Ex Machina," 2014 Film): An advanced AI robot who is the subject of an experiment on consciousness.
  • Ava Sharpe ("Legends of Tomorrow," 2016 TV Series): A Time Bureau agent and love interest of Sara Lance.
  • Ava Wilson ("Supernatural," 2006 TV Series): A psychic who becomes involved in the battle between good and evil.
  • Ava Crowder ("Justified," 2010 TV Series): A key character involved in various criminal activities in Harlan County.
  • Ava Jerome ("General Hospital," 2013 TV Series): A prominent character involved in numerous dramatic storylines in the long-running soap opera.
  • Ava Ayala ("Ultimate Spider-Man," 2012 TV Series): Also known as White Tiger, a superheroine who fights alongside Spider-Man.
  • Ava Lord ("Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," 2014 Film): A manipulative and dangerous femme fatale in this neo-noir crime thriller.
  • Ava Paige ("The Maze Runner," 2014 Film): The leader of the organization WCKD, which conducts experiments on teenagers.
  • Ava City (Missouri, USA): A city in Douglas County, known for its annual Black Bear Festival and small-town charm.
  • Ava Park (Los Angeles, USA): A park in Los Angeles, California, offering green spaces and recreational facilities.
  • Ava River (Myanmar): A river in central Myanmar, historically significant as the namesake of the ancient Ava Kingdom.
  • Mount Ava (Alaska, USA): A mountain in the Aleutian Range with rugged terrain and scenic beauty.
  • Ava Village (Ava, Myanmar): A historical village near Mandalay, featuring ancient ruins and monasteries.
  • Ava Street (Edinburgh, Scotland): A residential street in the city of Edinburgh, known for its Victorian architecture.

Similar Names to Ava

Sibling Names for Ava