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Meaning and Name Origin

Ev \ev\ 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 derivative of Evan (Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish): Welsh variant of Iefan, a later form of Ieuan, from John. Uncommon as a birth name.


Ev has 14 related forms via Evan: Euan, Euen, Eva, Evann, Evans, Even, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen, Ewy, Owen and Van.


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 popularity of the boy name Ev and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Ev (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Owen (#36 a year ago), Evan (#58), Van (#773), Ewan, Evans, Eva and Euan. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 and are somewhat less popular today, with the forms Van and Evans 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eva, Evan, Evans, Owen, Van in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan, Owen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ev is pronounced similarly to Ave and Ive. Other recommended similar baby names are Eb, Ed, Efi, Em, Ep and Erv. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ev.