Ava

Ava - A very popular female name



  Aug 20,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ava, meaning life, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #508. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ava and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ava? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ava. The baby girl name Ava was given to 15,418 baby girls in 2012, ranking #5 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 92 baby girls were given this name - making this a very popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ava peaked in popularity 10 years ago in 2007 on position 4.



Famous with this name

Ava Gardner
Ava Acres
Ava DuVernay


How would you rate Ava, 1-5?

Rating: 4/5 (21 people)


Ava is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ava is currently topping the baby name charts in Vermont at position #1 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #12.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ava is where you live.


Comment and discuss





  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Ava is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Ava goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 3 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Ava origin and meaning

Ava is a 3 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means life. To see famous people named Ava, pop culture references for the name Ava and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ava

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ava, sorted by popularity.

Abby / Abbey / Abbie / Avah / Aviva / Ayva / Ahuva / Aoife / Abbe / Abbi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20125
20115
20105
20095
20085
20074
20065
20059
200425
200339
200281
2001132
2000180
1999262
1998358
1997640
1996758
1995736
1994748
1993752
1992855
1991855
1990965
19891030
19881018
1987981
1986967
19851062
1984968
19831487
19821214
19811025
19801242
19791040
19781092
19771208
19761302
19751013
1974977
19731115
1972819
1971844
1970773
1969737
1968734
1967729
1966698
1965633
1964622
1963588
1962610
1961622
1960534
1959527
1958494
1957451
1956397
1955391
1954375
1953388
1952431
1951421
1950472
1949534
1948623
1947614
1946739
1945843
1944837
1943755
1942647
1941859
1940775
1939749
1938729
1937627
1936607
1935640
1934544
1933575
1932552
1931556
1930587
1929623
1928595
1927577
1926572
1925577
1924571
1923556
1922589
1921527
1920508
1919542
1918517
1917508
1916482
1915474
1914445
1913492
1912579
1911482
1910508

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Vermont1
Alabama2
Louisiana2
Rhode Island2
Georgia2
Arkansas3
Ohio3
Maryland3
Michigan3
Pennsylvania3
Mississippi3
Montana3
Tennessee3
North Carolina3
Indiana4
Wisconsin4
Kentucky4
West Virginia4
Maine4
Minnesota4
Delaware4
Missouri4
Hawaii4
Utah4
Idaho4
New Jersey5
Washington5
Alaska5
Kansas5
New York5
Massachusetts5
Colorado5
Connecticut5
South Carolina5
South Dakota5
Iowa5
North Dakota5
Nebraska5
Illinois5
New Hampshire5
Wyoming6
Virginia6
Nevada7
Arizona7
District of Columbia7
Florida7
Texas7
Oregon8
Oklahoma9
California11
New Mexico12

Even more about Ava


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ava a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very popular female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ava?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2007
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ava
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 92
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +15,418

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