What does Ev mean?
Ev /ev/ [1 syll.] as a name for boys. Ev's name origins are Hebrew, Welsh and Scottish, and the meaning of Ev is "God is gracious; born of yew; youth". Ev is a version of Evan (Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish): Welsh version of Iefan. Av is a conventional last name.
How popular is Ev?
Ev is an unusual first name for men. Ev is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Ev and corresponding names. Owen (#36 a year ago), Evan (#58), Van (#773), Ewan, Evans, Eva and Euan are the prominent varying forms of Ev (not in Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.37%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3047%, down 17.6%), with the forms Evans and Van becoming less stylish. Owen (#36) and Evan (#58) are two of the more fashionable baby names here, with Evan and Owen undergoing a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)