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What does Evan mean?

Evan Pronunciation of 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".


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, gracious, yew (tree), warrior, good, messenger (prophet), greek, rock


VARIANTS Euan, Euen, Evann, Evans, Ev, Eva, Even, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen, Ewy, Owen, Van

SEE ALSO Avon, Evian

OTHER FORMS 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, Zane




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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)

Evan reached its peak position of #35 in the U.S. in 2009, and is currently at #86. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Avon, Ean (#1101 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Eian, Euan, Eva, Evans, Evin, Ewan (#1603), Ewing, Gian (#1221), Hans (#1446), Iain, Ian (#79), Ivan (#133), Jan (#1844), Jean (#1240), Joao, Johan (#579), John (#27), Jon (#754), Jovan (#1628), Juan (#139), Juwan, Owen (#25), Sean (#269), Shane (#372), Shaun (#1016), Shawn (#393), Van (#827) and Zane (#200) are the prominent variation forms of Evan (#86) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Evan were popular during the years 1880-1889 (USAGE OF 8.45%) and have become significantly less common since (USAGE 2.24%, DOWN 74%), with versions such as Shaun becoming less trendy. The most trendy baby names here are Ian, Ivan, Johan, Owen and Zane.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evan, Avon, Ean, Eian, Eva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evans, Evin, Ewan, Ewing, Gian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hans, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Jan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Joao, Johan, John, Jon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Owen, Sean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Van, Zane in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, John, Owen, Sean, Shane outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shaun, Shawn, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Evan is alike in pronunciation to Evion, Iven, Ivon and Yvon. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adan, Alan, Alvan, Aman, Aran, Ban, Cavan, Chan, Cian, Dan, Eaman, Eann, Eban, Eben, Edan, Eden, Ednan, Edon, Edun, Edvin, Edyn, Egan, Egann (see Egan), Egon, Ehsan, Eidan, Eilan, Eitan, Ekon, Elam, Elan, Elian, Elman, Elon, Elven, Elvin, Elvyn, Eman, Eoin, Eran, Erin, Erman, Ern, Eron, Ervin, Esau, Etan, Eunan, Evald, Evart, Evron, Ewin, Ezar, Fran, Gavan, Han, Iman, Javan, Jivan, Kean, Kevan, Khan, Kian, Lavan, Nevan, Rian, Ryan, Stan, Tan, Tevan and Twan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Evan.

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