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".
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).
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).
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.