Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Eve f. A derivative of Hebrew חַוָּה 'to live, to give life'.

The name of the first woman in the Bible. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Eue.

In Ireland, the name is sometimes used to anglicize or Latinize Aoife.

Czech Republic
Latin
1349 Ewa (nom) chlumecky 80, Ewe (dat) ibid. 83; 1350 Eue (dat) ibid. 180; 1353 Ewe (dat) ibid. 138; 1356 Ewa (nom) ibid. 139, Ewe (dat) ibid. 119; 1358 Ewa (nom) ibid. 297, p. 33, Ewe (dat) ibid. 212, p. 30
1356 Ewka (nom) chlumecky 154
England
Latin
1189 Eva (nom) GASurv p. 127, Eve (gen) ibid. p. 119; 1222 Eue (gen) StPaulDom p. 7; 1256 Eva (nom) EARNb p. 4, Evam (acc) ibid. p. 6, Evæ (gen) ibid. p. 6; 1340xc1450 Eua (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 6, Eva (nom) ibid. p. 6; 1377 Eva (nom) FenPT-2 p. 5; 1379 Eua (nom) WRYPT1 p. 6; 1381 Eva (nom) FenPT-2 p. 11
1381 Evita (nom) FenPT-2 p. 6, Evitta (nom) ibid. p. 8
Early Modern English
1598 Eve BUmar-vol1 p. 27
France
Latin
c823 Eva (nom) irminon-vol2 37, Wan; 1180 Eve (gen) RotScaNor p. 4; 1301 Eva (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 202; 1378 Eva (abl) hanquetvol1 2485
Old French
1133 Eve (obl) tailliar no. 1; 1301 Eve (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 290
Middle French
1561 Eve RegPCC-1 p. 2; 1563 Eve ibid. p. 35; 1564 Eve ibid. p. 50; 1565 Eve ibid. p. 116; 1566 Eve ibid. p. 222; 1567 Eve ibid. p. 293; 1568 Eve ibid. p. 363
Italy
Latin
1265x1339 Eva (nom) BBC-Berg 121
Italian
1513x1521 Eva LeoX p. 29
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Eve". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Eve.