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. 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)
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.
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.