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Evelyn 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. Also 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 combination of Eve and Lynn. American track celebrity Evelyn Ashford.
Evelyn has 23 variant forms: Avelina, Aveline, Evaleen, Evalina, Evaline, Evalyn, Evalynn, Evelynne, Eveleen, Evelene, Evelin, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyne, Evelynn, Evelynne, Evie, Evilyn, Evlin, Evline, Evlyn, Evlynn and Ewelina.
For more information, see also related names Aibhlin, Aileen and Eileen.
Baby names that sound like Evelyn are Avelyn and Ivalyn.
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Popularity of Evelyn
Evelyn is a very popular first name for women (#57 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12642 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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