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What does Ev mean?

Ev Pronunciation of Ev [ev] as a name for boys has the meaning "God is gracious; born of yew; youth". Ev is a version of Evan (Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish): Welsh version of Iefan.

Associated with: gracious, yew (tree).


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

Creative forms:
(male) Eia, Et, ..

(female) Eel, Eta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ev Raylan (E.R.), ..

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Evan (#67 via latest list), Van (#826), Ewan (#1284), Evin (#1947), Evans, Eva and Euan are the prominent varying forms of Ev (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Ev were popular as baby names in the year 2009 (adoption of 0.55%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.33%, 39% less), with the form Evans becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eva, Evan, Evans, Evin, Ewan, Van in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ev is pronounced similarly to Ave, Ive and Yves. Other recommended names are Eb, Ed, Em, Ep (see Ephraim) and Erv. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ev.

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