What does Evan mean?
Evan /evan/ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Evan) is pronounced EV-an. It is of Hebrew, Welsh and Scottish origin, and the meaning of Evan is "God is gracious; born of yew; youth".
Welsh variant of Iefan, a later form of Ieuan, from John. As a Scottish name it is a variant of Euan. In Celtic, the name means "young warrior". It is also used as a short form of Evangelos, which means "good messenger" in Greek. In Hebrew, Evan means "rock".
Evan▲ has 29 more different relations via Euan, Evangelos, Iefan, Ieuan, John: Ean▲, Eian, Eion, Ewing, Gian, Hans▼, Iain, Ian▲, Iefan, Ifan, Ivan▲, Ivann, Iwan, Jan▼, Jean▼, Jehan, Jian, Joao, Johan▲, Jon▼, Jovan, Juan, Juwan▼, Sean▼, Seann, Shane▼, Shaun▼, Shawn▼ and Zane▲.
Evan has 1 feminine form: Vanna.Kreatif forms:
(male) Euevan, Evano, ..
(female) Evanea, Eveal, ..
How popular is Evan?
Evan is a very popular first name for men (#312 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#13855 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Evan for boys. Evan reached its peak position of #35 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #58. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Avon, Ean (#997 from current records), Eian (#1680), Euan, Eva, Evans, Evin, Ewan (#1174), Ewing, Gian (#1383), Hans (#1315), Iain, Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jan (#1787), Jean (#1063), Joao, Johan (#579), John (#26), Jon (#675), Jovan (#1122), Juan (#98), Juwan, Owen (#36), Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Shaun (#742), Shawn (#323), Van (#773) and Zane (#224) are the prominent variation forms of Evan (#58 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Evan were popular during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 8.45%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 2.5%, down 70%), with versions such as Jan becoming less trendy. The most trendy baby names here are Ean, Evan, Ian, Ivan, Johan, Owen and Zane.
Evan▲ is alike in pronunciation to Evion, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar names are Adan▲, Alan▼, Alvan, Aman, Aran, Ban, Cavan, Chan, Cian, Dan▼, Eaman, Eann, Eban, Eben, Edan, Eden▲, Ednan, Edon, Edun, Edvin, Edyn, Egan, Egann (see Egan), Egon, Ehsan, Eidan, Eilan, Eitan, Ekon, Elam, Elan, Elian, Elman, Elon, Elven, Elvin▼, Elvyn, Eman, Eoin, Eran, Erin▼, Erman, Ern, Eron, Ervin▼, Esau, Etan, Eunan, Evald, Evart, Evron, Ewin, Ezar, Fran, Gavan, Han, Iman, Javan, Jivan, Kean, Kevan, Khan, Kian▲, Lavan, Nevan, Rian, Ryan▼, Stan▼, Tan, Tevan and Twan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Evan.