What does Evan mean?
Evan \e-van\ as a boys' name 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 forms 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.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Evan for boys. Evan reached its peak position of #35 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #58. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ean (#997 the previous year), Euan, Eva, Evans, Ewan, Ewing, Hans, Iain, Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jan, Jean, Johan (#579), John (#26), Jon (#675), Jovan, 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 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4525%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3765%, down 16.8%), with versions such as Ean, Jean, Jon, Jovan and Shaun becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy baby names here are Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Owen (#36), Sean (#193) and Zane (#224), with Evan and Owen enjoying a revival in popularity. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Evan and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Evan is alike in pronunciation to Evion, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar baby names are Eban, Eben, Edan, Egan, Elan, Eman, Eran and Etan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Evan.