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What does Evangeline mean?

Evangeline Pronunciation of Evangeline as a girls' name is pronounced ee-van-ja-LEEN. It is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Evangeline is "good news". Fancy name from evangelium, the term for the Gospels (Greek euangelion, from eu "good" and angelma "news") and the French diminutive -ine. It is thus realted to Angela. Literary: the name of a Cajun girl in "Evangeline", a 1848 poem by American poet Longfellow.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ev-, -line, greek, good, literary


VARIANTS Engie, Eva, Evan, Evangela, Evangelia, Evangelina, Evangelista, Evangeliste, Evangelyn, Eve, Evie, Ewangelina, Vangie, Vangy





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How popular is Evangeline?

Evangeline is a very popular first name for women (#849 out of 4276, Top 20%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Evangeline reached its apex position of #261 in the U.S. in 2015. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evangeline name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Evangeline outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Eva (#75 LAST YEAR), Angela (#220), Eve (#476), Evie (#513), Angeline (#951), Evangelina (#1470) and Evan are the prominent related forms of Evangeline (#261). Adoption of these forms of Evangeline was widespread during 1970-1979 (AVERAGE #1065) and is now much less (#745, 78.7%), with versions such as Angeline becoming somewhat outmoded. Evangeline, Evie and Eve are three of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evangeline, Angela, Angeline, Eva, Evan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evangelina, Eve, Evie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Angela, Eva, Eve, Evie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Angelene, Angelina, Aveline, Cateline, Dangelis, Deangelis, Diangelis, Eaglin, Earline, Edeline, Egelina, Emaline, Emanuelle, Emeline, Emmeline, Ernaline, Etheline, Evalin, Evalina, Evaline, Evanne, Evannie, Evanthie, Evelene, Evelin, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyne, Evline, Franceline, Jaqueline, Kateline, Katheline, Madeline, Magdeline, Mandaline, Mandelin, Mandoline, Marceline, Wendeline and Zhaqueline (see Jacqueline). These names tend to be less frequently used than Evangeline.

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