Meaning Of The Name Evelyn | Baby Names | Kidadl


Discover the origin, meaning and pronunciation of the name Evelyn.

Evelyn is a name with Hebrew origins and is a diminutive of the name Eve. The name Eve came from the Hebrew word ‘hawah’, the meaning of Evelyn is 'living one' (taken from ‘hayah’ meaning ‘living’). Eve is known as being the first woman and the wife to Adam, in the Holy Bible. She was also the first mother, hence her name referring to 'life' or 'living'. Evelyn is also inspired by the French name Aveline, which is derived from the Old German name Avila, meaning ‘the desired’ or ‘wished for’. This name is popular in the United States, Canada, England and Australia, where it has consistently been in the Top 100 girl's name for the past decade. One famous figure with the name was the English soldier Major General Sir Evelyn John Webb-Carter, who was one of the chief officers operating under Queen Elizabeth I.


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E-V-E-L-Y-N , is a 6-letter neutral given name.

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