Avva is an old and rare Russian male first name. Included into various, often handwritten, church calendars throughout the 17th–19th centuries, it was omitted from the official Synodal Menologium at the end of the 19th century. It may have derived from the Biblical Hebrew word abba, meaning father.
Avva is a 2008 Indian Kannada language drama film directed by Kavitha Lankesh and produced by Pyramid Saimira. The film stars Shruti, Duniya Vijay and Smitha in the lead roles. The film released to wide critical acclaim and won multiple awards at the Karnataka State Film Awards for that year. The musical score was composed by Issac Thomas Kottukapalli.
The film is based on the novel "Mussanjeya Katha Prasanga" by P. Lankesh. The film speaks about the modern day rural lifestyle, where the caste system, politics and human greed takes over the traditional human values.