What does Evans mean?
Evans /evans/ as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Evans is "God is gracious; born of yew; youth". Evans is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -s, of Evan (Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish): Welsh form of Iefan.
How popular is Evans?
Evans is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#48 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Evans for boys. Evans reached its apex position of #565 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Evans and related names. Prominent variation forms of Evans rated in the Top 1000 are Euan, Eva, Evan (#58 2 years ago), Ewan, Owen (#36) and Van (#773). These relations of Evans were popular during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.37%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.3047%, 17.6% less). Evan is more universally found than the rest, though Owen is currently higher in the list, and Van is now less common. (2014 Birth Statistics)