What 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 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]
How 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. 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 2 years ago), 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 2 years ago) appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Evan were popular during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4525%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.3765%, down 16.8%), but with versions such as Ean, Jean, Jon, Jovan and Shaun becoming somewhat dated. John has been the most prevalent, though Ian has also become popular as well. 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.