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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".
There is 1 feminine form of Evan: Vanna.
Evan is a very popular first name for males (#312 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8302 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Evan for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Evan and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Euan, Eva, Evan, Evans, Ewan, John, Owen and Van. (2015 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.
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