Here is my compilation of 100+ of the best baby middle names for Ava. Plus the meaning, origin, and scripture verse for this timeless name.

I have worked hard to find the perfect middle name to fit your little girl. From baby name books to baby name lists, to my postpartum nursing experience taking care of new moms and babies, you are sure to find some great middle names below. Here are 100+ of the best baby middle names for Ava. Plus the meaning, origin, and scripture verse for this timeless name. The girl name Ava is a beautiful name for your baby girl!

Ava is a classic name that still is used today because of its timeless nature. Whether you use it because it’s a family members name, because it sounds great with your last name, or simply because you love it, it’s a beautiful choice for your baby girl. “Little Ava” is great on its own, but also has the versatility to pair it with a good middle name to make it a two-syllable name. Not all names work well in that way! Short names like Ava work well with long middle names as well. There are many different ways to stylize “Ava” for your growing family.

100+ of the Best Baby Middle Names for Ava

Below is a list of the best middle names that you can find. I only pick names that I feel work well with “Baby Ava,” and I never copy and paste lists of names. I know you diligently research what to name your baby, and I want you to know, I do the same! I’m here to help you find the perfect name for your baby.

I searched and prayed for months before choosing my baby’s names. I wanted to be sure they had good meanings and also fit the purpose that I felt was on their lives. If you ever feel stuck when looking through these beautiful middle names, I encourage you to look up their meanings as well. Sometimes this alone can help narrow down the options.

100+ of the Best Baby Middle Names for Ava

Meaning of the Name Ava

The name Ava means “filled with life” or “filled with praise.”

Similar names: Ada, Eve, Eva

Common nicknames for Ava are “Avy” and “Ay.”

Scripture Verse for Ava

According to the Name Book (my favorite baby name book), the scripture for Ava is Psalm 106:1 (KJV), “Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.”

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Origins of the Name Ava

There is some debate on the origin of the name Ava. Though this timeless name has unclear origins, it is widely believed that the cute name Ava is from Germanic origins. “Av” was a common beginning to several German words and “aval” is a German word for “guarantee.” There is also the possibility the name Ava originates from medieval times or may come from the Persian language. Others debate that Ava is a French name, an Irish name, or even a Hebrew name.

According to the social security administration, Ava enjoyed popularity in the early 1950s, likely due to the movie star Ava Gardner. After that, it steadily decreased in popularity until its lowest recorded ranking of No. 991 in 1989. It had a sudden rise in the United States in the late 1990s thanks to a couple of celebrities naming their daughters, Ava (Reese Witherspoon and Heather Locklear).

Ava became the third most popular name in the U.S. in 2016 and again in 2020. It is still quite a favorite in girl names and also in popular middle names.

Famous Avas

  • Saint Ava, a ninth-century Roman Catholic saint
  • Ava DuVernay (born 1972), American film director
  • Ava Gardner (1922—1990), American actress
  • Ava Hutchinson (born 1983), Irish long-distance runner
  • Ava Max, real name Amanda Ava Koci, (born 1994), American singer
  • Ava, Reese Witherspoon’s daughter
  • Ava, daughter of Hugh Jackman
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100+ of the Best Baby Middle Names for Ava

Have you learned something new about the name Ava so far? It’s such fun learning about a name’s origin and meaning. Below I hope you find the beautiful name combination you are looking for!

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Without much further ado, here are my favorite middle names.

100+ of the Best Baby Middle Names for Ava

  1. Ava Abigail
  2. Ava Addison
  3. Ava Ailene
  4. Ava Ainsley
  5. Ava Alexander
  6. Ava Amelia
  7. Ava Ansel
  8. Ava Arlen
  9. Ava Aurora
  10. Ava Bailey
  11. Ava Beckett
  12. Ava Belle
  13. Ava Bennett
  14. Ava Beth
  15. Ava Bjorn
  16. Ava Blaine
  17. Ava Blaire
  18. Ava Blake
  19. Ava Breck
  20. Ava Brinley
  21. Ava Brooke
  22. Ava Camille
  23. Ava Carmen
  24. Ava Caroline
  25. Ava Catherine
  26. Ava Chandler
  27. Ava Charlotte
  28. Ava Christine
  29. Ava Claire
  30. Ava Collins
  31. Ava Danielle
  32. Ava Dawn
  33. Ava Delaney
  34. Ava Denise
  35. Ava Dior
  36. Ava Drew
  37. Ava Eleanor
  38. Ava Elizabeth
  39. Ava Esther
  40. Ava Faith
  41. Ava Faye
  42. Ava Grace
  43. Ava Greer
  44. Ava Gwynn
  45. Ava Hadassah
  46. Ava Hadley
  47. Ava Halsey
  48. Ava Harper
  49. Ava Hollis
  50. Ava Hope
  51. Ava Irene
  52. Ava Isabel
  53. Ava James
  54. Ava Jane
  55. Ava Joyce
  56. Ava Kai
  57. Ava Kate
  58. Ava Kathleen
  59. Ava Laine
  60. Ava Laurel
  61. Ava Lauren
  62. Ava Lennon
  63. Ava Lily
  64. Ava Linley
  65. Ava London
  66. Ava Louise
  67. Ava Lucy
  68. Ava Madelyn
  69. Ava Madison
  70. Ava Mae
  71. Ava Marie
  72. Ava Marlene
  73. Ava Myrna
  74. Ava Natalie
  75. Ava Nicole
  76. Ava Oakley
  77. Ava Ozarra
  78. Ava Palmer
  79. Ava Penelope
  80. Ava Piper
  81. Ava Quincey
  82. Ava Rachel
  83. Ava Ramsey
  84. Ava Rae
  85. Ava Reese
  86. Ava Rose
  87. Ava Rowen
  88. Ava Ruth
  89. Ava Ryan
  90. Ava Scarlett
  91. Ava Simone
  92. Ava Skye
  93. Ava Sophia
  94. Ava Spring
  95. Ava Sunny
  96. Ava Taylor
  97. Ava Tristan
  98. Ava Vaughn
  99. Ava Violet
  100. Ava Virginia
  101. Ava Whitley
  102. Ava Willow
  103. Ava Wren
  104. Ava Yvonne
  105. Ava Zarra

100+ of the Best Baby Middle Names for Ava

Did you make it this far, my friend? If so, well done! I know it can be tough to find the right name combo. I hope you do! Best wishes to you.

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Rachel is a Postpartum Nurse of 15+ years. She is also a Spinning Babies® CPE, Childbirth Educator, Published Author, and Recipe Creator. Rachel's passion is to encourage and empower women in all things related to motherhood.

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