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Meaning and name origin

Evan \e-van\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 15 variant forms: Euan, Euen, Evann, Evans, Ev, Eva, Even, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen, Ewy, Owen and Van.

For more information, see also related boy names Avon and Evian.

There is 1 feminine form of Evan: Vanna.


Evan is a very popular first name for males (#312 out of 1220, Top 26%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8302 out of 88799, Top 9%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Evan for boys. Evan reached its highest rank of #35 in the U.S. in 2009 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Evan outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Evan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26), Owen (#36), Evan (#58), Van (#773), Evans, Eva, Euan and Ewan. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Evan is also pronounced similarly to Evion, Ivan, Ivann, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar baby names are Ean, Eban, Eben, Edan, Egan, Eian, Elan, Eman, Eran and Etan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Evan.