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What does Even mean?

Even Pronunciation of Even [even] as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Even is "God is gracious; born of yew; youth". Even is a variant form of Evan (Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish): Welsh form of Iefan.

Associated with: gracious, yew (tree).


Even has 3 variants: Evann, Evin and Evyn.

11 more relations via Evan: Euan, Euen, Ev, Eva, Evans, Evo, Ewan, Ewen, Ewy, Owen and Van.

Creative forms:
(male) Enen, Evel, ..

(female) Evea, Evel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Even Landen (E.L.), ..

How popular is Even?

Even is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15125 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Even (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Owen (#36 last year), Evan (#67), Van (#826), Ewan (#1284), Evin (#1947), Evans, Eva and Euan. Adoption of these forms of Even was widespread in 2010 (usage of 0.96%) and is almost as conventional today (usage 0.84%, down 13.2%). Evan has generally been preferred by parents, though Owen has become popular as well, while Evans is now less popular. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Owen, Van in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Even is alike in pronunciation to Avon, Evian, Evion, Ivan, Ivann, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar names are Aden, Alen, Alven, Aren, Asen, Ben, Beven, Bren, Daven, Deen, Deven, Eban, Eben, Edel, Eden, Eder, Edon, Edvin, Edyn, Efren, Egan, Egon, Eion, Ekon, Elden, Elex, Elon, Elven, Elvern, Elvin, Elvyn, Eman, Emlen, Enea, Eoin, Eon, Eran, Erek, Ern, Ervin, Etan, Eugen, Evelin, Evelyn, Evert, Evgeni, Evgeny, Evron, Ewin, Ezer, Gaven, Glen, Haven, Irven, Jeven, Keen, Ken, Keven, Neven, Olen, Oren, Raven, Rien, Sten, Sven, Swen and Ziven. These names tend to be more frequently used than Even.

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