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 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)