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pinWhat 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 15 variants: Euan, Euen, Ev, Eva, Evann, Evans, Even, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen, Ewy, Owen and Van.

Related boy names: Avon and Evian.

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: Eievan, Evanei, Evanne. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

Ean (#997 from current records), 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 from current records) appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Evan were popular during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.452%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.377%, down 17%), but with versions such as Ean, Jean, Jon, Jovan and Shaun becoming somewhat dated. Evan, Ian, Johan, Owen, Sean, Shane, Shawn and Zane, with Evan and Owen enjoying a revival in popularity.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evan, Ean, Eva, Evans, Ewing in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hans, Ian, Ivan, Jan, Jean in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johan, John, Jon, Jovan, Juan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Juwan, Owen, Sean, Shane, Shaun in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shawn, Van, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Evan, Euan, Ewan, Iain, Ian outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, John, Owen, Sean, Shane outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn, Zane outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Evan is alike in pronunciation to Evion, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar baby names are Eban, Eben, Edan, Eden, Edon, Edyn, Egan, Egon, Eidan, Elan, Elman, Elvin, Eman, Eran, Erman, Etan, Ewin, Han, Iman, Javan, Kean, Kevan, Khan, Lavan and Tevan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Evan.