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, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12642 out of 88799, Top 14%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Evelyn for girls. Evelyn reached its highest rank of #11 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Evelyn and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ava (#5), Evelyn (#16), Evelynn (#434), Eve (#460), Evie (#501), Aileen (#562), Eileen (#711), Evalyn (#834), Evelyne, Lynn, Evelin, Effie, Evaline, Evelina and Eveline. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).