What does Evelyn mean?
Evelyn [eve-lyn] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' 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 variants: 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.Creative forms:
(female) Elelyn, Evele, ..
(male) Evelon, Evewyn, .. Middle name pairings:
Evelyn Constance (E.C.), ..
How popular is Evelyn?
Evelyn is a very prominent first name for females (#57 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#21406 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Evelyn reached its apex rank of #12 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #15 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Ava (#4 last year), Evelynn (#441), Eve (#476), Evie (#513), Aileen (#515), Eileen (#694), Evalyn (#870), Avalynn (#884), Avalyn (#980), Evalynn (#1068), Evelina (#1346), Evelynne, Evette, Lynn, Evlyn, Evelene, Evalina, Effie, Evaline, Evelin, Eveline and Evelyne are the popular related forms of Evelyn (#15 last year) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Evelyn were at the height of their popularity in 2015 (median #1295). Evelyn has historically been preferred by parents, though Evie has become trendy as well over time, while versions such as Lynn have become less contemporary.
Evelyn is alike in pronunciation to Avalon and Ivalyn. Other suggested similar names are Adelyn▲, Arlyn, Ayslyn, Breelyn, Brenyn, Caelyn, Catelyn, Catlyn, Caylyn, Daelyn, Darlyn, Delyn, Edelle, Edelynn, Edlin, Edlyn, Egelina, Eirlys, Eiryn, Eleen, Elenyi, Elin, Ellan, Ellon, Elly, Ellyn, Elon, Elyn, Elynn, Emalyn, Emblyn, Emelda, Emelen, Emelia▲, Emelina, Emeline, Emelly, Emely▲, Emelyn, Emelyne, Emily, Emlyn, Emlynn, Emmelyn, Emmelyne, Eryn, Etel, Ethelyn▼, Ethlin, Ethlyn, Eurfyn (see Eurfron), Everil, Evony, Jacelyn, Jaelyn, Jaslyn, Jazlyn▲, Joclyn, Joellyn, Jolyn, Kaelyn, Kalyn▼, Kamlyn, Katlyn▼, Keelyn, Kellyn, Raelyn▲, Roselyn▲, Roslyn, Rozlyn, Sheryn, Suelyn and Valyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Evelyn.See names in meaning and etymology.