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Origin of the name EVE.
Etymology of the name EVE.
Meaning of the baby name EVE.


EVE.  Biblical.  [Heb. Havah = "life"].  The name given by Adam to the first woman "because she was the mother of all living" (Gen. iii. 20).  Usage: America, Australia, England, Ireland, Israel, Scotland, Wales.

Under her forming hands a creature grew,
Man-like, but different sex, so lovely fair
That what seemed fair in all the world seemed now
Mean, or in her summed up, in her contained
And in her looks, which from that time infused
Sweetness into my heart unfelt before,
And into all things from her air inspired
The spirit of love and amorous delight.
     .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .
Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love.
                     Paradise Lost, Bk. viii. (John Milton)

Eve has seldom been used in England, though old parish registers occasionally show a pair of twins christened Adam and Eve. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

Eve.  From the Hebrew haovah, "life, or causing life."  Arabic, Hawa, or Heva; Danish, Eva; Dutch, Eva; Fr., Eve; Ger., Eva; Gr., Eua, or Eva; Ita., Eva; Lat., Eva; Sp., Eva; Sw., Eva. (The Standard Dictionary of Facts, Ruoff, 1909)

    Soon after Adam's creation, Eve was brought into being to be his help meet (21, 22).  When the pair were placed in the garden of Eden, they were forbidden to touch or taste the fruit of one particular tree, the prohibition being designed to test their obedience.  Some time afterwards the "serpent," doubtless with Satanic aid and guidance, accosted Eve, in the absence of her husband, and induced her first to entertain unjust suspicions of God, and then to eat the forbidden fruit.  She afterwards persuaded Adam to act similarly, he thus sharing her guilt and penalty.  The result was the fall of man (iii. 1-24; 2 Cor. xi. 3).  After the expulsion of the delinquents from Paradise, Eve successively became the mother of Cain, Abel, Seth, with other sons and also daughters (Gen. iv. 1, 2, 25, 26; v. 1-5).  She seems to have lived to an advanced age.  The circumstances of her death are unknown. (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)


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