" AH-va " is the French pronunciation of the name Ava . Specifically, the name functions as a feminine given and loan namein French. It is of uncertain etymology. Its origins… may trace backto any of the following sources (which may not be the onlypossibilities): .
Derivation from the Germanic element avi - for"desirable, desired"; .
Origin in the Persian Ø¢ÙØ§ for "sound, voice"; .
Variant of the name Eve ( Ãve ), from the Hebrew name×Ö·×Ö¸Ö¼× ( Chawwah , HauuÃ¢h , Hawwah ) ,possibly traceable to the verbs ××× ( chayah , "to live") or××× ( chawah , "to breathe, to respire"). (MORE)