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.more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Evelyn for girls. Evelyn reached its apex rank of #11 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #16 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ava (#5 last year), Evelynn (#434), Eve (#460), Evie (#501), Aileen (#562), Eileen (#711), Evalyn (#834), Avalynn (#948), Avalyn, Lynn, Evelyne, Evette, Evelina, Evaline, Evelin, Effie and Eveline are the popular related forms of Evelyn (#16 last year) listed in the Top 1000. These relations of Evelyn reached the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (median #686) and are almost as common today (#748, ▼20%). Evelyn has historically been preferred by parents, though Eve has become trendy as well over time, while versions such as Evelin, Effie, Evette, Evelyne and Lynn have become less contemporary. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Evelyn and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Evelyn▲ is alike in pronunciation to Avalon and Ivalyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Adelyn▲, Arlyn, Caelyn, Daelyn, Delyn, Edelynn, Edlyn, Ellyn, Elyn, Emalyn, Emblyn, Emelen, Emely▲, Emelyn, Emelyne, Emlyn, Emmelyn, Ethelyn▼, Ethlyn, Jaelyn▲, Jaslyn, Kaelyn▲, Keelyn, Raelyn▲ and Suelyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Evelyn.