We need an alternative to Ava...please help

We are expecting a baby girl and we love the name [name]Ava[/name]. The only problem is, it’s popularity. I read recently it was the #1 name for baby girls in Massachusetts where we live. Does anyone have any suggestions? We realy like names that end in vowels. We dont like [name]Eva[/name]. But we want something that sounds feminine and pretty?? Thanks for your help!

A couple off the top of my head:

[name]Olivia[/name] (also popular)

Almost all of my favorite names end in a vowel as well :slight_smile:
here’s some of my favs:

[name]Isla[/name] (eye-la)

maybe you like some of them?

[name]Ada[/name] and [name]Ivy[/name] come to mind. Also, you say you don’t like [name]Eva[/name] - what about [name]Eve[/name], or [name]Evie[/name] as nickname for a longer name like [name]Evelyn[/name]?

Some other ideas:

[name]How[/name] about:

[name]Aveline[/name] (Irish name…)

Best wishes to you!

* [name]Ada[/name]
* [name]Audrey[/name]
* [name]Bella[/name]
* [name]Cara[/name]
* [name]Delilah[/name]
* [name]Eva[/name]
* [name]Faye[/name]
* [name]Greer[/name]
* [name]Greta[/name]
* [name]Harlow[/name]
* [name]Lola[/name]
* [name]Maeve[/name]
* [name]Maya[/name]
* [name]Savannah[/name]
* [name]Stella[/name]

[name]Octavia[/name] (nn [name]Ava[/name] if it’s a bit too much to bear)
[name]Idonia[/name] nn [name]Ida[/name]
[name]Olivia[/name] (pretty popular, but nonetheless)

[name]Love[/name] [name]Ava[/name] but know what you mean about popularity. It’s the same in [name]Sydney[/name]!

Names close to [name]Ava[/name] that I love are:

[name]Edie[/name] - cute!

My favorite two syllable girls’ names that end in an “a”:
[name]Anna[/name] - so classic. beautiful.
[name]Ailsa[/name] - one of my fave Scottish names.
[name]Brenna[/name] - but it is kind of dated.
[name]Clara[/name] - adore it! The best!
[name]Cecilia[/name] nn [name]Celia[/name] - one of my favorites, of course breaks the two syllable rule.
[name]Fiona[/name] - oops, three syllables.
[name]Gemma[/name] - one of my favorites
[name]Georgia[/name] - one of my favorites
[name]Iris[/name] - doesn’t end in an “a” but so gorgeous that I had to include it.
[name]Laura[/name] - my daughter’s name. I nearly forgot to put it in because in my case it’s already taken. But you are free to use it!
[name]Matilda[/name] nn [name]Tilda[/name] - love
[name]Mira[/name] - love

When I hear [name]Ava[/name], I hear the soft, feminine vowel sound combined with the elegance of the “v” sound. Names that are both elegant and feminine to my ear:


From the list above, I think [name]Lila[/name] and [name]Viviana[/name] feel the most like [name]Ava[/name]. In addition to sounding elegant and feminine, they both have the relaxed feel of [name]Ava[/name]. Good luck!

Thought of a few more!