Comments for the name Evangeline

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I think there's a book about a girl named Evangeline. She fell in love with a cajun boy who never returned her love and she eventually died a virgin. (I think that's the plot, anyway. Anyone who can say otherwise can feel free to correct me on this one.) This story came from a famous where I forgot was in America called the Evangeline Tree.
-- echo_of_the_past  8/2/2005
Famous bearer: actress Evangeline Lilly (Kate on 'Lost').
-- Anonymous User  8/17/2005
The beautiful Nicole Evangeline Lilly goes by Evangeline. Though Evangeline is obviously the better of the 2 names, I think Nicole suits her well.
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2010
This name is actually from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Evangeline is the title character, who falls in love with a boy in her village in Canada and is separated from him. She spends the rest of her life trying to find him, and she eventually does, but he's on his deathbed. It's a beautiful story - certainly worth reading. This is one of my favorite names just because of the poem.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2005
The Evangeline of the poem was a French Canadian that was forced out of Canada when the British took over and settled as Acadians "Cajuns" in Louisiana. There is a tree in Evangeline Parish in south Louisiana where she "supposedly" hung herself.
-- ramzubov  1/5/2006
I think this is a very pretty name. Ken Akamatsu's manga (which was also made into an anime show) called Mahou Sensei Negima (aka: Negima! Magister Negi Magi) has a female character in it named Evangeline A.K. McDowell who was a vampire. It was a very good series.
-- Inu-chan  11/6/2005
One of the main characters on the TV series The House of Eliott was called Evangelinge / Evie.
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2005
The angelic little girl in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (Little Eva) is named Evangeline St. Clare.
-- Ylva  3/22/2006
Evangeline is a major character in William Stafford's short story "The Osage Orange Tree."
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/24/2006
Evangeline de la Mort Saint-Claire is the main character in the novel Packaged Bliss. She's supposed to be the most beautiful and rutheless queen there ever was and is married to a man named Leben Gesegnet Mitt Einiem Gottlichen Sieg Ezekiel Richellieu. Together they are an evil pair and though liked by their subjects are feared by everyone around them. The story is told from the opposite point of view, what I mean is that the main characters who appear to be the heros are actually the villians, it's just told from their perspective.
-- isolde  5/23/2006
Evangeline is also the name of an Acadian poem, about a young Acadian peasent girl who falls in love with a British foreigner called Gabriel, and betroths his child, during the Great Expulsion of the Brittish from Canada. It revolves then around the young woman's quest to seek him out, and when time passes, as she becomes a nurse and tends wounded soldiers in her old age, she meets Gabriel, wounded and he dies in her arms. Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2006
Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie is a poem by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It describes the betrothal of an Acadian peasant girl named Evangeline to her lover, Gabriel, and their separation as the British deport the Acadians from Canada in the Great Expulsion. The poem then follows Evangeline across the landscapes of America as she spends years in a search for him. Finally she settles in Philadelphia and, as an old woman, works as a nurse among the poor. While tending the dying during an epidemic she finds Gabriel among the sick, and he dies in her arms.

Despite the fact that Longfellow had no links to the Acadians or Louisiana, the Cajuns have adopted her story into their culture. Though “Evangeline” was not a usual Acadian name before the poem was published, it is today relatively common among the descendants of the Acadians. Evangeline is also the name of a Parish in Louisiana.

Later works of fiction expanded upon the material of the poem, claiming the “real names” of the characters had been “Emmeline LaBiche” (in Longfellow her full name is Evangeline Bellefontaine) and “Louis Arceneaux” (in the poem, Gabriel Lajeunesse). Among sites which claim a relation to these pseudohistorical figures are a house north of Lafayette, Louisiana, which supposedly belonged to Gabriel, and the grave of Emmeline in the Perpetual Adoration Garden & Historic Cemetery in St. Martin de Tours Church Square, on Main Street, St. Martinville (the site having been determined for its convenience by local boosters about the turn of the 20th century).

As far as I know, there is no such thing as the Evangeline Tree, but it is a tradition in Louisiana that the reason that the Weaping Willow weaps is in sorrow for Evangeline's loss; the moss that grows on said trees is also said to be a physical representation of her spirit as she wanders the bayous looking for her lost lover (the moss is supposed to look like her hair tangled in the trees as she hovers). At least, that's how my grandparents always told me. I have also met an old family in my home parish of Calcasieu that claims to be descended from Evangeline's inspiration.
-- Erin Brown  7/25/2006
There's no pseudohistory here. Emily Labiche (Longfellow's Evangeline) and Luis d'Arceneuax were real people. I know, as I grew up hearing the stories. Luis d'Arceneuax (the family eventually dropped the d') was my 5x-great grandfather. And, yes, the lovers were split up as were many families when the Brits drove our people out of Canada long ago. I feel badly for those who link Miss Evangeline's name to any fundamentalist religion, as many names sound like something to which there is no tie. Think about it.
-- Frenchy  3/30/2011
If you have seen Nanny Mcphee, then you know that the servant is named Evangeline (though it's not quite a famous person).
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2006
I've heard a song sung by The Band and Emmylou Harris which is called "Evangeline".
-- Eirene  8/19/2007
In the new Disney movie "The Princess and the Frog", Evangeline is the name of the beautiful evening star that Ray the firefly falls in love with.
-- mecoyle  1/7/2010
Evangeline is a leading character in the recent (and very well written, in my opinion) novel Angelology, by Danielle Trussoni. I won't explain the full plot here as I know I will babble, I would recommend it to anyone looking for an intense and captivating read.

I adore this name. It is so elegant and beautiful, and I love its meaning; the promise of the good news. :) Simply lovely.
-- Hannah_E  10/24/2010
Used in a poem 'The Night Swans' by Walter de la Mare
"She rides upon her little boat,
Her swans swim through the starry sheen,
Rowing her into Fairyland
The lovely-eyed Evangeline."
-- wise3.1  11/18/2010
There is a song by 'Karen Matheson' called Evangeline.
"Evangeline, Evangeline
The angel of the morning is here
And though the summer is over
And we're all a little colder
We'll get by
Evangeline
It was meant to be
The angel of the morning is here".
-- Dominique_  12/18/2010
"Look how she lights up the sky
Ma belle Evangeline."

Evangeline is the name the adorably lovesick firefly Ray gives to his love (a star) in The Princess and the Frog. The song he sings to her is by far one of the best Disney has had in a long time. I never really thought much about this name before the movie came out, but after I took my nieces to see it I couldn't stop humming the song. A beautiful, unusual name. I like the nickname Evie best.
-- britto08  10/25/2011
Scottish musician Karen Matheson has made a very beautiful song about a girl called Evangeline. She is described as an "angel of the morning".
-- Caprice  9/2/2012

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