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I've never heard this name before - it's so pretty and wonderful! Very unique!
jeziana  12/19/2006
This is the name of a character is the book "The Knight and the Dove," by Lori Wick.
elysa  3/21/2007
Evadne Baker played Sister Bernice in The Sound of Music.
KennaIsADroid  6/13/2007
It has a really depressive origin, but it's a great name. The spelling reminds me of Evangeline, which reminds me of Nanny McPhee, which is a cute movie.
themoongirl  4/3/2008
I think this is a really cool name. I have a friend who has several cousins with this name, and she actually bears a modern, Anglicized variation of the name: Evanthia. I don't know if it's common in Greece but several members of her family, going back generations have the names Evanthia or Evadne.

Very unique and pretty.
Ora  8/7/2008
Evanthia is not an Anglicized variation of Evadne, it's a completely different name.
Hecate  6/28/2010
Evadne is a character in the novel "Helen of Troy" by Margaret George.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2008
I first read this name in the book "Helen of Troy", and I loved it right away. Evadne is a beautiful, feminine name with a lyrical quality to it. Very pretty and unique.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2009
The name means "good and holy," since the 'eu' element is derived from the Greek word for "good," and the 'adne' element is derived from *adnos*, the Greek word for "holy."
erb816  11/27/2010
Pronounced "ee-VAD-nee".
Kate  5/21/2011
The name can be pronounced ee-VAD-nee or eh-VAD-neh and originates in Greece.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2013
Evadne Price (1888-1985) was an Australian writer. Her birth name was Eva Grace Price.
Just Jonquil  7/25/2014
I believe the second element to be αδνος (adnos)- "chaste, holy".
― Anonymous User  1/2/2017
In Cretan dialect, hadne was how the word hagne was pronounced, meaning "pure". Another example of this is the name Ariadne. Hagne is a name too; spelled Agnes in its English form. Thus, the meaning of Euadne or Evadne is "good and pure" or "good maiden". [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  10/29/2017

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