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Evan 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 (see Ieuan) from John. Scottish 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". See also Evian.
Evan has 16 variant forms: Euan, Euen, Evann, Evans, Ev, Eva, Even, Evin, Evo, Evon, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen, Ewy, Owen and Van.
For more information, see also the related name Avon.
Baby names that sound like Evan are Ivan, Evion, Jovan, Ifan, Ivano, Ivon, Iven, Javan, Jevan, Jivan, Ivann and Yvon.
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Popularity of Evan
Evan is a very popular first name for men (#312 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8302 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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