He (Allah) created Eve out of Adam’s short rib, while he was asleep. Then he awoke and repeated Iththa, which signifies woman in Nabataean language.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allah al-Asadi informed us: Sufyŕn Ibn Sa’id al-Thawri informed us on the authority of his father, he on the authority of a mawlá of Ibn `Abbas, he on the authority of Ibn `Abbas; he said:
She was named Eve because she was the mother of all human being. (Cf. Genesis, 3:20)
Adam was cast down in India and Eve at Juddah. Then he came in her search and reached Jam’a; then Eve joined him, and so the place was known as al-Muzdalifah, and they had come together at Jam’a so it was known as Jam’a.