32 Popular Baby Names That Are Often Mispronounced
There is a lot of overlap with Eva and Ava pronunciations. Some people treat them as the same name. BabyCenter points out that Ava is a variation on Eve. That accounts for some of the cross-over. (The website also ranks it as #3 in the most popular girls’ names for 2019.) Additionally, other people prefer to emphasize the first “A.” Even then there are some groups who say it as “AY-va” and others who pronounce the pretty name “AH-va.” Some dialects would also see a “vuh” ending as opposed to the stronger “a.” What is clear is that it is a palindrome, aka a word that is spelled the same backwards and forwards.