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Meaning and Name Origin

Evlyn \e-vl-yn, ev-lyn\ as a girls' name. Evlyn's roots are Latin, Hebrew and Norman, and Evlyn means "life, animal". Evlyn is a variation of Eve (Latin, Hebrew): English form of the name derived via Latin  va (see Eva), from Hebrew Havva (see Hava). Evlyn is also a derivative of Evelyn (Norman): modern use derives from a transferred use of an English surname, from the Norman female name Aveline, from Ava.


Evlyn has 4 variants: Evleen, Evlin, Evline and Evlynn.

Evlyn has 35 more related forms via Eve, Evelyn: Aoife, Avelina, Aveline, Eba, Ebba, Effie, Eubh, Eva, Evaleen, Evalin, Evalina, Evaline, Evalyn, Evalynn, Eveleen, Evelene, Evelia, Evelin, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyne, Evelynn, Evelynne, Evetta, Evette, Evey, Evie, Evilyn, Evita, Evonne, Evvie, Evvy, Evy, Ewa and Ewelina.


Evlyn is an uncommon first name for women. Evlyn is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Evlyn and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Evlyn (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Evelyn (#16 the previous year), Eva (#82), Evelynn (#434), Eve (#460), Evie (#501), Evalyn (#834), Evelyne, Evette, Evonne, Evelin, Effie, Ebba, Evaline, Aoife, Evelina and Eveline. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 and are somewhat less popular today, with versions such as Evelin, Evelyne, Ebba, Effie and Evette falling out of fashion. The more fashionable baby names in this list are Evelynn (#434), Evie (#501), Eve (#460), Evelyn (#16) and Eva (#82), with Eva, Eve, Evelyn and Evie undergoing a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ebba, Effie, Eva, Evaline, Evalyn, Eve, Evelin, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evelyne, Evelynn, Evette, Evie, Evonne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aoife, Ebba, Eva, Eve, Evelina outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Evelyn, Evie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Evlyn is alike in pronunciation to Avlynn. Other suggested similar baby names are Edlyn, Ellyn, Elyn and Emlyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Evlyn.