What does Evans mean?
Evans /evans/ [2 sylls.] 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 a year ago), Ewan, Owen (#36) and Van (#773). These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.37%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.3047%, 17.6% less), with the versions Evans and Van becoming less trendy. Evan (#58) and Owen (#36) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for both names. (2014 Birth Statistics)