Evan Name Meaning & Origin

Evan

Pronunciation: EH-vin (key)

Origin of the name Evan:

An Anglicized form of the Gaelic Eóghan (youth). Var: Evin, Evyn.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Ifan

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Comments and insights on the name Evan: | Edit

Aven, Evan, Neva and Vena are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

I think Evan is a nice name for a boy or a man.

Personal experiences with the name Evan: | Edit

I have a brother named Evan. It is a name that works well as a child and an adult. I love the name and plan on using it myself!

My son is Evan Pine. I think that it is a strong name and it is just as common as it is uncommon. I think it's becoming more popular though.

I knew an Evan when I was younger. Didn't really like him but now that I think about it, I really like the name Evan which is a shame.

My lovely nephew is called Evan and I absolutely love his name. It really annoys me that some people just can't get it and continue to call him 'Ewan' despite correction! I also hate it when girls are called Evan, it should not be a girls name! We do not pronounce it 'Evin' like it says to on here, we pronounce it more like Ev'n.

Nicknames for Evan: | Edit

Ev, Evster, Van, Evs, Evey, Evian, Evander.

If I call my nephew Evvo or Evster; my sister goes mad at me!

Meanings and history of the name Evan: | Edit

Welsh form of John, meaning "God is gracious"

Evan can also mean "youth" or "Born from yew"

Famous real-life people named Evan: | Edit

Evan Edinger, YouTuber
Evan Longoria, Baseball Player
Evan Lysacek, Olympic gold medalist, figure skating
Evan Peters, Actor, American Horror Story
Evan Rachel Wood, actress

Evan in song, story & screen: | Edit

Evan Hansen, from the hit musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Evan Almighty, sequel to movie Bruce Almighty, starring Steve Carrell as Evan.
Evan Daniels, aka Spike, Storm's nephew, with the mutant ability to shoot bone spikes from his body, in the animated series "X-Men: Evolution"
Evan Chambers, the trust fund baby on the TV show Greek
Evan Tolliver in the 39 Clues series, Cahills vs. Vespers
Evan Sabahnur, Genesis in the X-Men comics

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