Picking a name for your baby is pretty hard.
There are literally endless good options! And, in the end, it’s a pretty big decision.
But what we often overlook during this arduous process is… the middle name!
By now you’re probably pretty exhausted from researching baby names, so I’ve created these simple lists to help.
Without much further ado, scroll down to see a list of the best middle name ideas for a girl named Ava.
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.
Hope it helps!
The importance of picking a good middle name for your daughter
Do you have to give your child a middle name?
No, not really!
Everyone born, at least in the United States and most developed countries, is required to have a first or given name and a last or family name.
Any other names you choose to squeeze in the middle are totally up to you.
(Yes, there are some people who don’t have middle names at all.)
But even though picking one is hard, a good middle name actually has a ton of benefits for your child:
A middle name lets you preserve even more family or other important names
Your child’s last name is pretty much guaranteed to be set.
It will be yours! Or maybe a hyphenate.
And while a lot of parents choose to give their kids a first name based on a close relative, the middle name is actually a great opportunity to do the same thing.
Throw Grandma in there, or your great Uncle you were close with, or even the name of your best friend!
Their middle name can, and might, become their nickname
A lot of people end up calling their friends and coworkers by their middle name.
It can, strangely, be a sign of endearment. It’s just plain fun.
Better pick a good one for Ava, just in case!
The full name, power play
When Ava grows into a toddler or older kid, you’ll be glad she has three names that roll off the tongue.
That way, when she’s in trouble, you can let her know by saying them all at once!
(Use a sharp tone for best results.)
Middle name ideas for a girl named Ava
Let’s get into the list!
Remember, these are just ideas to get you started. But I do hope you find a few that you like.
Ava Joline (Ava Jo)
If you’re still not sure, I highly recommend picking up a copy of The Baby Name Wizard.
It’s the most comprehensive baby name book out there, full of data-driven insights into name popularity, nicknames, similar names, and picking a great middle name.
Meaning of the name Ava
If you’re wondering, the name Ava is a variation of the name Eve.
It could mean “avis” or “bird” if using a Latin derivation, or “life” or “living one” if using a Hebrew derivation.
Either way, it’s a beautiful name!
Those are just a few of my favorites!
Hopefully, you found a few you dig. If not, you might like this cool resource from Mom Junction with more middle name ideas based on syllables, and more.
Tell me in the comments which ones you like, or just your favorite middle names for girls in general.
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Good luck, parents!