- IPA(key): /ˈeɪvə/
- Rhymes: -eɪvə
- A female given name. Popular in the 2000s in all English-speaking countries.
- 1881 Mary E. Jackson: The Spy of Osawatomie; or, The Mysterious Companions of Old John Brown, W.S.Bryan 1881, page 57
- Ava Haynes, the oldest daughter, was a warm friend of Lillie Calhoun, whom she soon sought and led quickly into the conservatory.
- 2004 Gayle Brandeis, The Book of Dead Birds: A Novel, HarperCollins, ISBN 0060528044, page 5
- My mother named me Ava because she liked how the English letters looked - the big A a beak pointed upward, the v a sharp slash of wings, the small a round and flat as a parrot's eye.
- A city in Illinois.
- A city in Missouri.
- A town in New York.
- An unincorporated community in Ohio.
From Portuguese, from the Upper Burmese pronunciation of အင်းဝ (ang:wa.) (/ʔəwa̰/).
- (historical) An abandoned city in central Burma, formerly the capital of the country.