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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Ava
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Ava in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Ava:
Records indicate that 168,953 girls in the United States have been named Ava since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2007, when 17,865 people in the U.S. were given the name Ava. Those people are now 13 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Ava
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254 Positive Comments
"My name is Ava, and I love it most of all! It's easy to write, pronounce, and spell, and it's a beautiful name! It means either bird or life, but either fits with me. My favorite animal is an owl, so I think there is a hidden meaning behind it!" Jul. 8, 2020:
"My name is Ava and I was born in 1989. My name is my favourite thing my parents gave me and I adore it. I was 18 before I met another Ava (my English teacher called his baby daughter Ava) and although it has grown in popularity over the years, I love how short it is, how different it still is, and the fact it isn't overly pretty or feminine OR masculine - it can be whatever you want it to be. I will always treasure my name very much." Sep. 21, 2018:
"My daughter's name is Ava Rochelle. She was born in 2010. I love the name and I first heard it when Heather Locklear named her daughter that. When I met my husband I told him that I loved the name Ava and he loved it too!" Mar. 15, 2018:
"I think the name Ava is beautiful and graceful, and reminds me of hope and life (:" Aug. 5, 2017:
"My name is Ava and I absolutely love the name its so adorable. The name Ava reminds of innocense and happiness" Apr. 30, 2017:
"Hi I'm ava I was born in 2007 aug.29 and I have a friend named Ava too she is 15 or 16" Nov. 29, 2016:
"My name is Ava and I'm 15. So I was born in 2000. When I was little I HARDLY ever met another Ava and when I did I was very excited. Now being 2015 a few years ago, I started to see a lot more people named Ava. Now I can't go anywhere without hearing someone yelling to their little girl named Ava and it's annoying me now. I am also a member at a country club since I was 9 and I was the only Ava there until like last year and now there's literally 5 others. I am the only Ava in my school and it's always been like that but I'm sure there's tons of Ava's in the elementary school. I wish it wasn't so popular because I don't feel unique like when I was little and everyone liked that name now it's just eveywhere." Jul. 23, 2015:
"my name is GABRIELLE AVA and i love my name,,so gabrielle ava name given to me by my parents because the "GABRIELLE" is "ANGEL" and the "AVA" is "WINGS".." Jan. 19, 2015:
"My name Is Ava. I was born In 2002.. I'm 12 years old, currently. I was born BEFORE Ava became popular.
My parents decided to name me Ava because it's short, and sweet. Nothing to do with Famous Actress; Ava Gardner or any other beautiful, famous Individuals.
I kinda felt weird because I was always the only Ava In my class, or out of my groups of friends. Then, what do you know? It grew in popularity in the blink of a eye (2003-2013)
I Think 'Ava' Is a gorgeous name and is fit for all ages, and sizes. Young or old it will always remain stunning. Even IF the name is a little to used up right now...still cute.
The only Flaw is, the NICKNAMES. If your name Is Ava, you know what I am talking about, right girls? I have been Called Avacado, Ava artochoke, Avakins, Avacakez, aves, ext. But, forget that. The name is lovely and anyone who knows anything knows you'd be one lucky gal to have this name. Ava♥" Jul. 4, 2014:
"My name is Ava. I was born in the 50's and my Mom loved Ava Gardner, so I was named Ava Kay. My grandaughter was named Avonna combined from my name, Ava and her other grandmother Donna." Jul. 18, 2012:
"my grandaughter is called ava and the meaning of the name suits her to a t sound lovely name short and sweet helen couttie scotland" Dec. 25, 2011:
"My daughter is Ava Louise. I love the name -- reminds me of a classic Hollywood actress. Louise is for my grandmother who is 94-years old and someone whom I admire very much. I only wish the name Ava had not grown to be so immensely popular. I feel its popularity detracts from the beauty of the name." Sep. 30, 2011:
"I love this name. It's such a pretty, sweet, feminine name. When I have a daughter I'm naming her Ava Danielle. Danielle's my name and I think the two names sound cute together." Sep. 14, 2011:
"I have loved this name for the past six years its a shame that i didnt have a girl when i first liked it before everyone knew it!! because now it is over used and there will be a tide of Ava's starting nursery and school at the same time." Jul. 13, 2011:
"ok i have heard the comments about how Ava is to common and how some people hate it, well i am here to set the record right! my name is AVA so i should know if it is common or not it is SO not!! i have never found ANYTHING with my name on it and i only know 1 other Ava! it is not popular at all!! it is very unpopular just so u know." Jun. 18, 2011:
"My name was Myrna (named after Myrna Loy). I have a twin named Myron. I was never comfortable with the name, it was odd and no one could spell, say or remember it. After turning 50 y/o I decided to change my name to Ava. It suits me much better. The only problem is getting everyone to start calling me Ava now." Apr. 19, 2011:
"I love this name and named one of my daughter's Ava. It is not that common of a name.
I called my 2nd daughter Elsa, this is very uncommon but I love this name too!
Well I would wouldn't I!! :-)" Apr. 5, 2011:
"I love the name Ava and know a lot of people called Ava" Dec. 22, 2010:
"My daughters name is Ava and I think it's a beautiful name ( obviously since I named her that) I have never met another Ava but I hear that it's quite popular. Everytime I say her name someone says "Oh what a beautiful name" as if they have never heard it??" Dec. 1, 2010:
"My name is Ava. It is the greatest name in the world. But I hate it when people spell it EVA. I also hate it when I meet another Ava, why has my name become so popular I no longer feel unique." Nov. 23, 2010:
"My mom named me Ava. She named me after the play Ave Maria, and the song. I love my name and how unique it is. Plus I love how it's rare for my age group. I love how everyone else loves it to. A lot of people say it fits my personality, Unique, creative, out there, etc. Honestly, I'd never change my name if I got the chance." Nov. 13, 2010:
"I love the name. I've recently added it to my list of possible baby names. I would combine it with my mom's name to become Ava Carmen. I already know her future sibling's name will be Claire! They both sound so sweet and feminine." Sep. 16, 2010:
"I had my daughter in March 2010 and named her Ava Frances. I love the name and thought it was unusual as I hadnt heard alot of children with the name Ava. Now it's so popular and I do understand why. It's very feminine and has been around for years. Ava - Bird, Life. Did you know Eve Longoria is actually Ava Longoria, amercians kepy saying Eva instead of Ava so she changed it." Sep. 3, 2010:
"I named my daughter Ava in 2001. It wasn't as common as it is now. There are only 2 other younger girls with the same name at her school. Most people love the name, but Ava herself wishes it was different as she can't shorten it to anything - but this is something I love about it:)" Aug. 27, 2010:
"named my daughter Ava Isabella, a classic ring to it." Aug. 13, 2010:
"I picked this name in 1999. I wasn't even married then, but I said it was the name I would pick if I ever had a daughter. At the time, no one had the name. And now it's SO popular. I'm having my first baby, but it's a boy. Ava would still be what I would pick for a girl. Ava Grace. Beautiful!" Jul. 29, 2010:
"Our daughter is also Ava Rose (born Dec. 2009). Rose after my grandmother's middle name (DeRose), and Ava because it's short (our last name is long), simple, and a variation of Eve. My husband chose it. No idea it was becoming popular. Very classy and grown up." Jul. 20, 2010:
"hi my name is ava. i was named after a really pretty actress on a soap opera show, she played ava. it made my mom to name me this. alot of people i meet pronounce my name wrong. but i still love my name." Jul. 7, 2010:
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"Ava is a beautiful Name!
My neighbor just had their 2nd little girl about 3 months ago and her name is Ava Jay. She is so adorable and so is her name. Her older sister who is 2 has the name of Aubrey Shea. Anyways Ava is a great name" Jun. 15, 2010:
"this is my baby girl's name. i love it! i am constantly getting comments on it. people tell me that it is such a beauul na
me. i only know of one other Ava personally(a friend named their daughter the same thing 2 months after i had my daughter). people stop me in public all the time & tell me how gorgeous she is! a perfectly gorgeous name for my perfectly gorgeous baby girl!
rgeous" Jun. 13, 2010:
"My daughter is six years old and we named her Ava Lauren. She has two Ava's in her dance class and one in school. She is known as Ava W. and just wants to be Ava..." Apr. 14, 2010:
"My name is Ava and I'm 23, I wonder why it's getting so popular! I used to get people saying 'I've not heard that before, that's unusual' I doubt I'll get that for very long lol!" Apr. 13, 2010:
"My daughter is 5 months old and we named her Ava Marie. Its so simple but beautiful." Mar. 15, 2010:
"BEST NAME EVER! :) I love my Ava, she's the best daughter ever and even though her name is rather popular right now - we still get compliments! Avas rock!" Feb. 22, 2010:
"I named my daughter Ava Elise. I love the name! It sounds classy, elegant & sophisticated. People expected us to name her after someone, but this name popped out to me, it sounded so beautiful. At this point I haven't run into any other Avas, but I don't mind the popularity." Feb. 12, 2010:
"My daughter is 17 months old and is called Ava Rose. It was practically unheard of in Scotland when i named her but know of 4 locally who have been named the same since. Much prettier than the likes of Sophie and Emily which currently dominate the charts.My name is Melissa and i wanted my little girl to have a much prettier name.:)" Feb. 12, 2010:
"My Daughters name is Ava Claire she is 3 months old. It is such a gorgeous name, feminine and strong i looove it" Jan. 31, 2010:
"Sometimes people pronounce it wrong, but it's okay. I love the name. It is my name and at first I wasn't so sure about it because nobody had it and it made me feel uncomfortable. But other than that, I now love my name and think it is the best. (:" Jan. 7, 2010:
"I don't really know anybody named Ava and my name is not Ava, but the name is so darn beautiful. I love Ava Rene, Ava Gabrielle, Ava Catherine, Ava Elizabeth, or Ava Elise. So beautiful!" Jan. 2, 2010:
"I love this name and in fact named 1 of
my 3 month old identical twin daughters
Ava Maria Gabrielle :)" Dec. 30, 2009:
"my name is ava and i love this name...my favorite is ava nicole... i love my name and it is so unique and beauiful... love it... <3" Dec. 29, 2009:
"My name is Dajah Nichelle Bon my brothers name is James Quention Bon and my little sisters name is Ava Keshaun Bon people have all different kinds of unique names because people decide to change your name to something different it does not have to be the same old traditional names.The person who said all of a sudden parents are just coming up with radical names your wrong parents just want something different these days not the same old names when our names GET old parents will think about different unique names and keep going so omg your wrong." Dec. 22, 2009:
"My name is Ava Elise, and I couldn't have asked for a better name! I adore my name!" Dec. 2, 2009:
"my daughters name is Ava Noel. It is becoming very popular, but not where we live, so theres not so much confusion!" Nov. 19, 2009:
"I named my youngest daughter Ava Colette! I fell in love with the name Ava when I saw movies and photos of Ava Gardner when I was younger even though there weren't many people my age who knew anything about her. I loved old movies and there was not another name that made such a statement as Ava does!
Her middle name Colette was perfect because I love everything French since I'm half French & half Russian. The way it flows off of your tongue as you say Ava Colette just makes a statement as if to announce royalty!" Oct. 16, 2009:
"Just had my daughter on Sept 5 2009 and named her Ava. I know it's a very popular name but I LOVE this name and didn't want to regret using it just because it was popular. I've had many people comment that they have never heard the name and often ask how it's spelled." Oct. 9, 2009:
"All my fifty+ years, NOBODY but me was named Ava. I often saw the name as a burden to be unique, outstanding and exotic, and as an opera singer, it worked well. Now, to see "Ava" hold mass popularity -- well, finally, I feel like I'VE attained mass popularity! (Sounds egocentric -- but that's what growing up with a really unusual name can do!) The best thing I like about "Ava": the beautiful ways you can write an A -- even like a star, and then a quick "va"!! Best of sweet luck to all the babies named AVA..." Sep. 2, 2009:
"I love the name Ava! My husband and I actually agree on this for a baby girl. We're not planning on having a baby soon, but I love looking for names! We love Ava, Addison, and Chloe for a girl!" Aug. 25, 2009:
"I have always wanted to name my daughter Ava after actress Ava Gardner who was popular in the 50's. I have no idea where this recent popularity has come from, but it is a very pretty name so it's not very surprising, I must say." Jul. 28, 2009:
"My daughter's name is Ava and middle is Lorraine. I love the name Ava just as much as when I first named her Ava 2.5 years ago, despite popularity!" Jul. 21, 2009:
"I have a 5 year old named Ava and I still love this name. I have another daughter named Gabrielle. This is also such a beautiful name but I discovered that it is hard for people to spell, pronounce, and then there are the nicknames.... You don't have this problem with Ava. It is easy to spell (same backwards), easy to write and easy to pronounce. As an added bonus, I think AVA looks really cool when you write it in all uppercase letters!!!" Jul. 13, 2009:
"I named my first daughter Zoe Elizabeth and my second daughter Ava Laine, we recieve so many compliments on both the names, but especially on Ava's, as many who know her call her "Ava Laine" because it rolls off the tongue so easily, didn't know this would happen when I picked her name! Ava Laine is a classy, beautiful name and it fits my daughter perfectly and no matter how popular it is I am proud I named her this because she is "The Ava Laine"!!!" Jul. 9, 2009:
"I agree with the below. When picking our daughter's name, I always knew (since highschool-over 10 years ago) that I loved the name Ava- thanks to Reese & Ryan and Heather & Richie! So, when we had our daughter April 2008 I chose the name, still believing it wasn't that poplar...low and behold this name has skyrocketed here in Canada, so many Avas. But...I still love the name, so beautiful, classy and simple. Our daughter is absolutely beautiful, I have never seen an ugly Ava! LOL." Jul. 2, 2009:
"my name is ava marie and i only know of about 2 other avas in my area.And i thnk you shuld name your daughters ava because i always get complimented on how pretty my name is.just a tip" Jul. 2, 2009:
"I am naming my daughter Ava (to be born within the next 3 weeks), but am so disappointed in the popularity of the name! I am just hoping that I get lucky, and that she is in elementary classes that don't happen to have five other Ava's!" Jun. 28, 2009:
"I named my daughter Ava and I think it is an elegant and classy name and I hope she likes it when she grows up. I live in England and the name is not as popular as it is in Amercia but it wouldn't have bothered me or influenced my decision. The fact it is so popular proves what a beautiful name it is!" Jun. 22, 2009:
"Ava is a pretty name. That is first-choice if my unborn is a girl." Jun. 14, 2009:
"Ava has been one of my favorites since I started thinking about what I will name my children as a teen (in the mid 90's). At that point, Ava was still an uncommon old fashioned name. I must have been psychic, because since then it's popularity has soared, and that aspect of it has put it off my own personal list. All the girls I grew up with were named Jennifer, Amber, and Lindsey and the teachers had to call them Jennifer A, Jennifer B, Jen, and Jenny. Ava will likely follow suit in being one that requires a last initial in class. It will still be a beautiful name, but it will not be a name that precedes or defines them, they will have to carve out their own path because so many other girls will be named this as well." May. 16, 2009:
"Hi my name is Ava and were i live its still very unusual and I love it. I hope it doesnt become too popular :( As i like having an unusual name. Ava Marie for Our lady." May. 7, 2009:
"I love it :) i think it's really pretty and unique.. but not totally unique so the kids won't be hating their parents later on ;)" May. 1, 2009:
"My little sisters name is Avah, but it is pronounced just like the name Ava. She is only 2, so she doesnt realize the beauty of having such a unique spelling." Apr. 30, 2009:
"I love this name! I plan on naming my daughter Ava. I also love the name Eva, but my husband likes Ava instead" Apr. 30, 2009:
"Ava is the next Kim...we thought we picked an original name in 2005 but we already know 10 personally and live in a small town....please don't use it or your child will be like mine....she is known as "Ava B." to keep them different. Now I know how my childhood friend "Kim S." felt :-(" Apr. 27, 2009:
"One of my baby sisters (they are two years old and twins) is named Avah, which is close to Ava. Its really rare and uncommon, but it quite suits her diva attitude." Apr. 21, 2009:
"Ava-Harlow or Ava-rose are adorable names, if I ever have a daughter I am going to name her Ava :)
Love the name, its simply beautiful." Apr. 7, 2009:
"My name is Ava and I really like but it's getting 2 popular!" Feb. 20, 2009:
"I named my daughter Ava Camille in 2003 and at that time i had never heard of another Ava except Ava Gardner. Now its everywhere, but i still love it. We pronounce it Ayvah but i also like Ahvah. Her friend is named Evie and that name is on the rise too." Feb. 11, 2009:
"i love the name ava i always have, but i want to spell it "aeva". im naming my little girl aeva marie, its more unique spelling it that way." Feb. 4, 2009:
"Im 3 months pregnant and my first name for a girl is Ava Claire- my grandmom just passed away 6 months ago and her first name was Claire- i think its a BEAUTIFUL combination and it will mean a LOT to my family and I" Jan. 28, 2009:
"I'm planning a baby. If it's a girl i'd love to name her AVA! I think it is such a beautiful feminine,UNUSUAL name! I don't know one person who's name is AVA! The only problem i have is how do you call ava affectionately? Avy? Avela? Ave? Help!!!" Jan. 21, 2009:
"I had no idea that Ava was so popular! I called my little girl Ava Elizabeth .She was born in September, I think it is one of those names that is cute and strong.It will grow with her." Jan. 15, 2009:
"Our daughter's name is Ava Lillie and she sure is a beautiful, precious little girl. Everyone who meets her loves her unique name and says that its a beautiful name for a beautiful girl." Jan. 14, 2009:
"I+love+the+name+ava+i+dont+like+that+it+is+becoming+so+popular+but+i+dont+know+anyone+with+the+name+im+pregnant+and+am+naming+my+daughter+ava+i+think+its+exotic+and+classy+sounding!+" Jan. 13, 2009:
"I love the name ava i dont like that it is becoming so popular but i dont know anyone with the name im pregnant and am naming my daughter ava i think its exotic and classy sounding!" Jan. 12, 2009:
"I named by daughter Ava. It is such a beautiful name. I had no idea that it was becoming so common." Jan. 8, 2009:
"i love this name, im currently 6 months pregnant and it is one of the names i have in mind for my little girl" Jan. 4, 2009:
""I had my 2nd daughter back in August and named her Ava, with her 2nd name being Alice after my partner's late Nan. Ava's such a simple sweet name, and everyone that asks what her name is says 'Awwww, what a lovely name' when I tell them"" Dec. 27, 2008:
"MY name is ava. I love it and no one iknow has it which makes it unique" Dec. 23, 2008:
"I named my daughter Ava and I think it's a beautiful name!" Dec. 21, 2008:
"Ava is my daughters name and it is a name that is cute and will grow with her, from a baby to an elegant young lady to a distinquished woman. Fits in every stage of life." Dec. 17, 2008:
"my name is ava and i love it!!!
im from ireland and not much people are called ava!!
until now now i thought it was german but it seems to be latin for free as a bird i love that meaning and im proud of my name!"