The 29 Best Middle Names for Ava

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Middle names for a girl named Ava

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

What's the best middle name for 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.

  1. Ava Beverly

  2. Ava Brooke

  3. Ava Charlotte

  4. Ava Christine

  5. Ava Danielle

  6. Ava Elizabeth

  7. Ava Frances

  8. Ava Gillian

  9. Ava Grace

  10. Ava Jade

  11. Ava Jane

  12. Ava Joline (Ava Jo)

  13. Ava Jean

  14. Ava Leigh

  15. Ava Lorelei

  16. Ava Louise

  17. Ava Mallory

  18. Ava Margaret

  19. Ava Marie

  20. Ava Meredith

  21. Ava Meredith

  22. Ava Nicole

  23. Ava Penelope

  24. Ava Ruby

  25. Ava Sophia

  26. Ava Theresa

  27. Ava Whitney

  28. Ava Wynne

  29. Ava Zoe 

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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!

Source: Babycenter

Wrapping Up

Those are just a few of my favorites!

Hopefully, you found a few you dig. If not, you might get some ideas for my lists of middle names for other popular girls names like:

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!