32 Popular Baby Names That Are Often Mispronounced
Three simple letters, but not one clear pronunciation. Nameberry reports that Eva is a Hebrew name that means life. It is the Latin form of “Eve.” There really aren’t multiple ways to say “Eve,” but there are three common ways to pronounce Eva. Nameberry lists them as “Ee-va,” “Eh-va,” and “Ay-va.” Given that the vast majority of people do not speak Latin nowadays, it is up for debate what the “proper” version is. Parents can pick their favorite then be ready to tell everyone else how they prefer that “ev” to sound. You won’t be alone considering the Social Security Administration ranked Eva as the top #75 name for 2018.