Avi for a girl?

I love the name [name]Eva[/name] ([name]Ava[/name]), but sadly because it is so common I don’t dare use it. I don’t want me daughter to be known by her last name more than her first name… you know what I mean?

I was looking for a similar name that is interesting, unique, and most importantly that DH and I actually like. I remembered a Jewish man I met about 8 years ago named their daughter [name]Avi[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]. I am half Jewish, and I always thought that was traditionally a boy name but it was adorable on a little girl, especially with a very feminine middle name.

What do you think of [name]Avi[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Olson[/name]? Is it cute, weird, pretty, etc.?

Or would it be better to go with [name]Eva[/name] (pron. [name]Ava[/name]) [name]Natalia[/name] [name]Olson[/name], regardless of the disgusting popularity.

Also, even though we love the nn [name]Evie[/name], we’re not huge fans of other alternatives of [name]Eva[/name]/[name]Ava[/name] ([name]Evelyn[/name], [name]Evangeline[/name], [name]Avalon[/name], [name]Avery[/name], etc)

I know a little girl named [name]Avie[/name]. I think it’s a cute name, but I thought for a long time that it was a nickname. I think I like [name]Avi[/name] best as a nickname for a girl. It could be short for
[name]Abigail[/name] (especial if you’re using the Hebrew pronounciation)

[name]Even[/name] though I like it best as a nickname I do like [name]Avi[/name] as full name as well and I think [name]Avi[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] is great together. I actually don’t think she’ll have a problem with people thinking it’s a male name. I think [name]Avi[/name] is pretty unisex these days.

Is it [name]Avi[/name] with a long or short A?

We know a wonderful little girl named Avive (like [name]Ah[/name] veev). I think it’s traditionally a boy’s name, but sounds good on a girl. It is jewish in origin (I think it means “life”, which is wonderful and powerful, too), so could work really nicely for your little [name]Avi[/name].

I’m Jewish too and I’ve always contemplated using different Hebrew names for when I have children. One of my favorite is Arieh but it’s manely used for boys too. I think [name]Avi[/name] sounds beautiful as a girls name. Either just as it is or traditionally as a nick name for [name]Aviv[/name] or [name]Aviva[/name], which means spring in Hebrew.

[name]Avi[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] is a beautiful name I also really liked it paired with [name]Sophia[/name] - I couldn’t think of much else that it sounded perfect with, maybe [name]Josephine[/name]. But as to your original question it is definitely a great girls name, I don’t understand all this hype about girls vs boys names, its not like your trying to name your daughter [name]Butch[/name] or [name]Ralph[/name] or [name]Guy[/name].

Good luck!

My younger sister is named [name]Avigail[/name] Elieza [name]Batya[/name].
It is a hebrew name. Her nickname is [name]Avi[/name]. [name]Avigail[/name] means father’s joy in hebrew.
I think [name]Avi[/name] is a great choice.
However [name]Avi[/name] alone means your father.
[name]Avigail[/name] is a better choice meaning wise.
I do really like it as a nickname or a shortened name.

My younger sister is named [name]Avigail[/name] Elieza [name]Batya[/name].
It is a hebrew name. Her nickname is [name]Avi[/name]. [name]Avigail[/name] means father’s joy in hebrew.
I think [name]Avi[/name] is a great choice.
However [name]Avi[/name] alone means your father.
[name]Avigail[/name] is a better choice meaning wise.
I do really like it as a nickname or a shortened name.

I love the name [name]Avi[/name]. I think it’s very cute/pretty and perfectly fine to use as a first name. IF you do want to have a longer name and use [name]Avi[/name] as a nn I really love the name [name]Avia[/name].
Also if you like very different names, I think [name]Aravis[/name] is fun. It’s from The Horse and his Boy (one of the Chronicles of [name]Narnia[/name] by C.S. [name]Lewis[/name]). I think you could use [name]Avi[/name] for a nn of that too.

I met a guy named [name]Avi[/name], and like you thought it fit perfectly for a girl. It has the feel of [name]Ava[/name] but not nearly as trendy. I like it better as a nickname tho, my particular favorite full name for it is Avila. Definitely screams feminine to me! Best

Is [name]Avi[/name] pronounced with a long a or a short a? I know a toddler named [name]Avie[/name] with a long a. Her name is Avalin (not sure on the spelling). Its very cute and so is the nickname [name]Avie[/name] (with a long a )

You might also like [name]Evie[/name] or [name]Ivie[/name].

I’m assuming you’d pronounce it ah-vee?

While I [name]LOVE[/name] this name for a little boy, I just can’t see it on a girl. And I guess that’s weird in itself, since I’m an [name]Ariel[/name] who would occasionally go by [name]Ari[/name]. Can one letter make such a difference?

I work with an older woman whose name is Avalee … which I absolutely [name]LOVE[/name] the sound of. I think I would spell it Avalie personally; but this could give you the nickname [name]Avi[/name]. I think it has a very feminine sound, and is just lovely. I can’t find any information regarding origin etc. on this name; but I do know that the woman whom I work with is Jewish. [name]Hope[/name] that helps!

– [name]Eliza[/name]

We named our daughter [name]Avi[/name] after her great-grandmother [name]Eva[/name]. We weren’t big fans of [name]Eva[/name] and thus came up with [name]Ave[/name]. We were unsure how people would pronounce the name and thus changed the letter e to an i. It is a beautiful name and it works well with [name]Natalia[/name]. Very cute :smiley: Our daughter’s full name is [name]Avi[/name] [name]Noelle[/name] representing both our cultures. As far as nicknames, we call her Av, Avilah or Avilove. Her daycare provider calls her Av and we never told them that we call her that, so obviously it works. Needless to say, it works as a girls name and many people say it fits her perfect. I couldn’t imagine naming her anything else. [name]Just[/name] in case you think personality matches the name, my daughter is one of the most sensitive, well mannered little girls I know and I’m not just saying that cause I’m her mom. However, she very out spoken, which can be good or bad depending on the person. Good luck, let us know what you decide!

Yes, I too would like to know how you will pronounce it. I do think it’s very adorable either way though! And I definitely think this sounds more feminine than masculine, so I don’t think you’ll have a problem with people assuming she’s male. (Oh, great middle name choice, too!)

I know a lot of guys with the name [name]Avi[/name]… so I can’t see it as a girls name at all. Sorry

I like [name]Avi[/name] [name]Natalia[/name], it’s very pretty. But what I love about the other combos mentioned (avi noelle and avi sophia) is that they beg to be said together as a double barrel name, even if one is actually the middle. [name]Avi[/name] does sound a bit like a nn to me on it’s own and avi noelle or avi sophia sound a bit more formal than just [name]Avi[/name].

THe extra syllable in natalia makes the full name a little bit more of a mouthful and I feel less inclined to use the full name. I do think that [name]Avi[/name] can stand on it’s own and [name]Avi[/name] [name]Natalia[/name] is a very beautiful name, but I guess I just love the versatility of the other two combos.

[name]Avi[/name] is pronounced [name]AH[/name]-vee. It is definitely between [name]Avi[/name] and [name]Ava[/name]. I am being induced Thursday!

Honestly, I’d just go with the name you like better. If that’s [name]Eva[/name], go with [name]Eva[/name]. If it’s [name]Ava[/name], go with [name]Ava[/name]. Go with [name]Avi[/name] only if you truly like that one best, regardless of popularity. If it’s a classroom full of Evas and Avas, [name]Avi[/name] really won’t stand out much- or at all. It’s like being [name]Jenna[/name] in a room of Jennifers. And popularity is deceiving- [name]Ava[/name] ranked #5 last year, but at .7857% of births, that represents not even one in ONE HUNDRED girls named [name]Ava[/name]. Thirty years ago, the #5 name ([name]Amy[/name]) equate to 1.2547% of girls. So go with what you love, not a name you kind of like that is less popular but in the same family.