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101 Cute Middle Names For Ava

The name Ava is a beautiful name for your little girl. But finding an equally beautiful middle name can be very difficult. We have put together some of our favorite middle names for Ava to inspire your choice.

What Does The Name Ava Mean

The name Ava is of Latin origin and means life, bird, water, island. In medieval times, Ava was a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with Av-, particularly Aveline.

Aveline is the name from which Evelyn would eventually arise. This does suggest that today’s Ava may be a modern variation of Eva. Ava also has roots in Persian and means voice or sound.

Ava eventually fell out of use completely, only to resurface in modern times, and is currently number 3 on the top girl’s name list. 

Middle Names For Ava

  1. Ava Meredith
  2. Ava Meryl
  3. Ava Stephanie
  4. Ava Felicity
  5. Ava Tamsin
  6. Ava Primrose
  7. Ava Elizabeth
  8. Ava Catherine
  9. Ava Serena
  10. Ava Coralie
  11. Ava Juliet
  12. Ava Sapphira
  13. Ava Xanthe
  14. Ava Lucy
  15. Ava Penelope
  16. Ava Josephine
  17. Ava Marianne
  18. Ava Corinne
  19. Ava Naomi
  20. Ava joy
  21. Ava Raeanne
  22. Ava Hope
  23. Ava Eleanor
  24. Ava Jocelyn
  25. Ava Hermione
  26. Ava Jemima
  27. Ava Lavinia
  28. Ava Ophelia
  29. Ava Paloma
  30. Ava Tamara
  31. Ava Victoria
  32. Ava Willow
  33. Ava Lucinda
  34. Ava Louise
  35. Ava Madeline
  36. Ava Constance
  37. Ava Clarice
  38. Ava Charlotte
  39. Ava Sofia
  40. Ava Sienna
  41. Ava Rosalie
  42. Ava Scarlett
  43. Ava Rae
  44. Ava Matilda
  45. Ava Sophie
  46. Ava Lucy
  47. Ava Juliette
  48. Ava Georgina
  49. Ava Emmeline
  50. Ava Genevieve
  51. Ava Felicity
  52. Ava Penelope
  53. Ava Frances
  54. Ava Scout
  55. Ava Colette
  56. Ava Pearl
  57. Ava Renae
  58. Ava Simone
  59. Ava Roxanne
  60. Ava Rosemarie
  61. Ava Glorianna
  62. Ava Mercy
  63. Ava Rosamund
  64. Ava Verity
  65. Ava Fidelia
  66. Ava Wren
  67. Ava Magnolia
  68. Ava Claremont
  69. Ava Marigold
  70. Ava Blythe
  71. Ava Dorothy
  72. Ava Gwendolyn
  73. Ava Magdalen
  74. Ava Magdalene
  75. Ava Meredith
  76. Ava Muriel
  77. Ava Maude
  78. Ava Therese
  79. Ava Zuly
  80. Ava Zelda
  81. Ava Quinn
  82. Ava Roux
  83. Ava Lola
  84. Ava Maia
  85. Ava Theophania
  86. Ava Gwyneth
  87. Ava Amabel
  88. Ava Bay
  89. Ava Ruby
  90. Ava Leonie
  91. Ava Maggie
  92. Ava Belle
  93. Ava Adele
  94. Ava Evangeline
  95. Ava Eloise
  96. Ava Henriette
  97. Ava Lenore
  98. Ava Celeste
  99. Ava Easton
  100. Ava Harmony
  101. Ava Paige

Finding The Right Middle Name

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For many parents finding that perfect middle name is just as important as finding the first name.

While other parents allow themselves to have a little more fun when choosing as they feel, the middle name is slightly less important as it is not a name that your child will use every day.

But with that said, do not let the wrong middle name take away from all your hard work of finding the perfect first name.

If you really fancy a challenge, you could go for two middle names. In the US, you’re only legally required to have a first name and a surname on your birth certificate. Anything after that is simply down to personal choice.

Where To Look For Inspiration

As it’s been said most people do not use their middle name on a daily basis so you can take a step away from the more traditional names and opt for something that is a little more weird and wacky. 

Here are a few ideas of where to look for some inspiration for a middle name if you are running out of ideas.

Family Tradition

The most common place to start is with your own family. Many families have a tradition of passing down a middle name from one generation to another or choosing a middle name that begins with a certain letter.

While you may decide on a middle name to honor a relative. This could be a grandparent, uncle, or maiden name.

Take a good look into your family history and you’re sure to find a name that is both perfect for your child and connects them to their family past even before they are old enough to understand the connection.

Two Is Better Than One

Maybe you and your partner had a first name choice that was pipped at the post for a variety of reasons.

The middle name may be a way to use that second place first name in your baby’s full name as their middle name. As most first names also make great middle names, there’s nothing to worry about.

Memories Or Place Names

Celebrities are not the only people who can use place names for their children’s names. They are actually very trendy at the moment.

So if you and your partner have a special place that holds some fond memories or a favorite destination, go for it.

What To Be Careful Of When Choosing That Perfect Middle Name

Middle names are an opportunity to be a little wilder and daring with your children’s names. After all, it is not the name that they will be using every day.

Cute blonde girl

This is why you will often find people with some weird and wonderful middle names that their parents just couldn’t justify as a first name. But there are a few things that you need to consider when choosing that perfect middle name:

Potential For An Unfortunate Nickname

You need to put yourself into the mind of a child and think as they do. If you can think up some cruel and not nice names to tease your child then you bet that any child in the playground can too. 


Remember that your children’s initials will often be written down on display so you need to ensure that they do not spell out any unfortunate words.

With Ava as a first name, there is always the chance that their initials could potentially spell out some less than desirable things. 

Flow Of The Entire Name

When you have decided on that perfect first name, along with the perfect middle name and of course you already know the surname, you need to check that it all flows together and is not too clunky when you say it out loud.

If you have any doubts get a second opinion from family and friends and say the full name in the conversation. If the name sounds clunky or you are tripping over your words, there’s a pretty good chance that it is not the right combination of names.

Different Ways To Spell Ava

As we said earlier there are a few different ways to spell Ava. Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Ayva
  2. Aivah
  3. Avah
  4. Avva
  5. Ahva

Cute Sibling Names That Go With Ava

If you have more than one child, finding a name that goes well together is another important factor that you may need to consider.

Remember that you will probably say your little one’s names a million times together so it is important that they flow well. Here are a few suggestions for sibling names that work well together.

  1. Ava and Felix
  2. Ava and Sidney
  3. Ava and Lewis
  4. Ava and Elijah
  5. Ava and Charlie
  6. Ava and Cleo
  7. Ava and Ella
  8. Ava and Evelyn
  9. Ava and Olivia
  10. Ava and Evie

The Final Thought

With over 100 middle names to choose from you are sure to find something that you love to go with your perfect name – Ava.