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What does Evans mean?

Evans Pronunciation of 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 of Evan (Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish): Welsh form of Iefan.

Associated with: gracious, yew (tree).


12 related forms via Evan: Euan, Euen, Ev, Eva, Evann, Even, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen and Van.

Creative forms:
(male) Elans, Evians, ..

(female) Evaat, Evansi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Evans Byron (E.B.), ..

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)

Evans reached its apex position of #568 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evans name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Evans outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Evans rated in the Top 2000 are Euan, Eva, Evan (#67 a year ago), Evin (#1947), Ewan (#1284) and Van (#826). These relations of Evans were popular 6 years ago (usage of 0.55%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.33%, 38.9% less), with the version Evans becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evans, Eva, Evan, Evin, Ewan, Van in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ean, Eann, Eban, Edan, Egan, Egann (see Egan), Eian, Elan, Eman, Eran, Etan, Evald, Evart, Evarts, Evian, Frans and Hans. These names tend to be more frequently used than Evans.

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