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Meaning and name origin
Evelyn \e-vel-yn, ev(e)-lyn\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Evelyn), is pronounced EV-a-lin, EEV-lin. It is of Norman origin. Modern use derives from a transferred use of an English surname, from the Norman female name Aveline, from Ava. As a feminine it can come from the anglicized form of the Irish Eibhlin (see Eileen), an Irish form of Aveline. The name is also found as a variant anglicization of Irish Éibhleann (see Evlin). Also possibly from the Old German name Avila, or from the Latin avis meaning "bird". Not a blend of Eve and Lynn, though sometimes taken as such. American track celebrity Evelyn Ashford.
Evelyn has 26 variant forms: Avelina, Aveline, Effie, Evaleen, Evalin, Evalina, Evaline, Evalyn, Evalynn, Eve, Eveleen, Evelene, Evelin, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyne, Evelynn, Evelynne, Evie, Evilyn, Evleen, Evlin, Evline, Evlyn, Evlynn and Ewelina.
Evelyn is a very popular first name for females (#57 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12642 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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