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Famous bearer: Actress Evan Rachel Wood (born Evan Rachael Wood).
Destry  4/13/2005
Evan Dando was the lead singer of the alternative group the Lemonheads.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Bruce Springsteen's oldest son is named Evan James.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Evan Lysacek is an American figure skater. He placed 4th in the 2006 Olympics.
promise  4/11/2006
Evan Lysacek is currently my favorite celebrity, but I liked the name Evan before I had ever heard of him. I definitely like it for a boy - not a girl! Unfortunatly others like it too and it is getting quite common.
promise  4/11/2006
I like the name Evan for a boy. It is masculine and fun sounding.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
A good surname could be Lee, and then it would sound like heavenly.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2006
Brings to mind a good-looking, sensitive boy. I really like this name.
wishenough  11/11/2006
I really like the name Evan. I was on a website that said Evan was Irish for Young Warrior. I really like this name. It's adorable.
Tito82  12/23/2006
I like this name for a boy. My father's name is John, so I might use this less popular equivalent of John. I don't like Ian, another equivalent of John.
Emma McHnery  1/20/2007
I knew a girl once named Evan.
maccalotte  3/23/2007
Evan could also be a latinised form of the Old English girls' name 'Æffan' (pronounced Ev-un/an).
― Anonymous User  6/10/2007
I like the name Evan. It's a very strong-sounding name.
Penneyperson  7/8/2007
I think Evan should also be considered a feminine name. You've got actress Evan Rachel Wood as an example and it's not the only girl named Evan I've heard of.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2007
No offence, Mindy, but just because some people misuse the name doesn't mean it 'should be considered' differently. My brother's name is Evan (he's the only one, male or female, that I know) and he hates that Evan Rachel Wood's parents stole his name! If it ever 'should' be considered feminine, it should be because of the real, historical reason listed above.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2007
I know I've already shared my opinion on this name, but I'll do it again. I still like this name, and I happen to know somebody who has it. I think most Evan's are nice people--I've never met a bad seed named Evan.
Penneyperson  10/16/2007
I like this name, it's short, simple and sounds good.
dreamgirl54  11/7/2007
JK Rowling's Harry Potter series features a minor Death Eater character named Evan Rosier.
cmalory  12/7/2007
We love this name, we named our son Evan. This is the only name I personally liked and it is tough for me to pick and choose a name for my children being a school teacher. It is not widely used at all and it is still the name that everyone knows how to pronounce and spell! I love it!
Sincerely  12/20/2007
In August Rush, August's birth name is actually Evan Taylor. He changes it to August Rush when he starts performing on stage.
Spartz7  3/13/2008
From the Hebrew, Eben or Even, meaning a rock or a stone. It is found in the compound word Ebenezer in 1 Samuel 7:12 saying "Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the LORD has been our help."
rogerelisabeth  5/7/2008
I like the name, even though it is very common and a bit dull. It has a pleasant sound, and it's short and simple. It doesn't sound like the name of a jerk either.
slight night shiver  5/23/2008
Cute for a little boy. Great for a teenager. Awesome for an adult. You can't go wrong with this name for either gender.
― Anonymous User  10/13/2008
There's something about this name that appeals to me, yet I don't know what. I really like the sound of it, anyway. =D
CanadianChibi  11/20/2008
Evan is the name of the keyboardist of the Indigo-Gos band from The legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (nintendo64 game).
winterglow  1/4/2009
Evan Esar (1899-1995) was a American humorist. Apparently he's commonly found in crossword puzzles.
itskokosfault  7/27/2009
This is probably my favorite masculine name, and yes I think it's definitely more masculine. I love this name.
Tawnee  8/3/2009
I LOVE this name! I imagine a good-looking guy with this name. This is actually my boyfriend's name who is 15. So, yes I love it!
― Anonymous User  9/10/2009
Evan Wylde was one of the main characters in the TV show "The Secret Life of us". Played by Samuel Johnson, Evan was a scruffy womanising novelist.
SandSea  3/23/2010
I like this name for a girl. I have a friend who named her daughter Evan. =)
SamJr7  3/29/2010
Very nice and it's not even too common. But I have no idea why people think that this would be good for a girl. It sounds horrible on any woman.
― Anonymous User  4/17/2010
I like this name for a boy, but it sounds stupid on a girl. It doesn't sound that feminine. Leave this name to the boys and use Evanna on girls instead.
bananarama  6/15/2010
I love the name Evan it's such a guy name. My boyfriend's name is Evan and he's such a great guy!
thesha  7/21/2010
Cute for a guy, NEVER for a girl.
Chrila96  12/5/2010
Evan could be... Another form of John. John in Spanish is Juan. The j resembles an I, and the U resembles a V. So Russians made Ivan. Badly pronounced, it could make Evan. Evanna could be its feminine form. Evanna Lynch, the actress, plays Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter, and she is so pretty!
Schizofrenic  1/10/2011
Sounds like a great name for musicians. Pretty much every Evan I've met was a musician.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2011
I love the name, but surprisingly, although I love it so much, I prefer it for a middle name. It could be a mix for styles: adorable; shy; nerdy; sweet, but also sexy; dangerous; bad boy. A mix of every quality! If I was a boy, I would have wanted the name Evan.
Cky297  6/25/2011
Evan, one of three main characters from the horror series called EverymanHYBRID.
CanadianChibi  8/22/2011
Evan is my brothers name. It's cool and reminds me of humorous boys- like my brother. Evan means something like " god is good." I really like the sound of his name!
Melys11  1/1/2013
This is an adorable name! Melys11, this is my bros name too, and if I have a son I would consider the name. Evan sounds modern but suits all ages and many people. I'm so glad this name is getting popular. My brother is a very nice, generous person, so I think it is a very good name for an influence.
MelissaR  3/10/2013
Evan Cross is the lead character on the Canadian sci-fi show "Primeval: New World". He is portrayed by Niall Matter.
Fray  2/19/2013
My brother is also named Evan, and his name suits him very well. For some reason, many people think of Evan as a name for short, dark guys, but my brother is 6'5" with blonde hair and blue eyes, so a lot of people change their perception of the name after meeting him.

Also, I have heard of it as a girls name, but the only other girl Evan I know of (besides Evan Rachel Woods) is Evelyn, Evan for short.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2013
Seems like I'm the only one who doesn't like this name. The sound isn't terrible, it's just too trendy and doesn't seem like it'll age well to me.
Oohvintage  5/25/2013
I really love this name. It's in my top three for guys.
shadow1999  8/6/2013
A famous bearer was author Evan Hunter.
shadow1999  8/6/2013
Evan is a simple name with a nice sound, but it's also too popular at the moment for my taste. And no, it should never be used on a girl: celebrities have wacky names, but even Evan Rachel Wood uses her middle name so she wouldn't be thought of as a man.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2014
I kind of like this name, but in the back of my head all I can think of is Freaky Friday. Jamie Lee Curtis was some type of psychologist and had a very dependent sad patient named Evan.
tiff-the-terror  7/2/2014
Evan Longoria- MLB All Star.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2014
Very decent and highly respectable name

ThatMazerunnerfan  9/6/2014
I am a woman and MY name is EVAN.
I'm neither a nerd nor a man; I'm an artist. My mother liked the name and had decided that I would be Evan no matter what my gender. Yes, it has caused a few problems over the years, but I have accepted it as a part of who I am and I respect my mother for her choice. Usually, when people meet me I receive positive comments about it. And, I like the fact that it is unusual.
jeklstudio  10/10/2014
My youngest son is Evan. I don't love the name but my husband named him. He happens to to be extremely good looking and very kind.
audrey.h  11/13/2014
What is wrong with parents these days? There's already enough unisex names as it is. Why slap more boy names on girls? Evan was, still is, and will always be a masculine name. You parents wouldn't slap a girl name on a boy, so why do it vice-versa? Man, boy names are never safe.
lloydnash  11/15/2014
Evan is just plain gross. Sorry.
lilpimpteller  1/25/2015
Evan Walker from Rick Yancey's "The 5th Wave".
― Anonymous User  1/17/2016
I would not at all mind using this name for a son but considering that I have a niece named "Aven" (Ay-vən) I most likely wouldn't be able to use it- at least as a first name. Evan would have to be a middle name option if I did ever decide to use it. (:

Scramble the letters of Aven around, you get Evan and same thing with Evan if you scramble that around.
― Anonymous User  3/27/2016
Evan is one of the few masculine names where I can nod and go, "Yeah, I guess I can see why people named their daughters this." Even though I wouldn't personally choose to do so - the established (but rare) feminine form, Evanna, is too beautiful to pass up.

But Evan is a rather... effete name. Soft. Whatever the opposite of "vigorous" or "tenacious" is. I wouldn't necessarily call my taste in masculine names
"macho" by any stretch of the word, but the name Evan just doesn't inspire confidence.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2016
I wouldn't believe that France would use this because it's Welsh and English.
cutenose  6/24/2016
Anyone who doesn't think the name Evan sounds "girly" enough could go with the name Evany.

I had never heard the name until I was doing research into my family history at the library. We're Irish and the clan name my ancestors used for daughters was Evany. Everyone I tell the name to seems to like it and I love it! It's a cute Irish name!
Ashleah  9/10/2016
This is my son's name with the middle name Gabriel. It sounds handsome and easy going to me, and it's uncommon enough that not every kid has it, but familiar enough that we don't have problems with it. We have gotten compliments from others who we tell his name to. In Hebrew it means God is Gracious and in Welsh it means young warrior- a perfect meaning for a guy. It works well on a baby, and boy, and a grown man which I like. Part of the reason why I used it was because it's a variation of the name John, and my grandfather's name was Juan (Spanish variation of John) so in a way my son's name is honoring my grandfather.
Nani P  10/9/2016
I think the name Evan is so annoying.
sophiemumhi  1/1/2017
Evan Olmstead is a rugby union lock and loose forward who plays for the Newcastle Falcons of the Aviva Premiership and the Canadian national team. He made his debut for Canada in 2015 and was part of the Canada squad at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Olmstead moved to Sydney, Australia with his family when he was three years old, before returning to Canada in 2011 for the IRB World Junior Trophy. He has since played for the Parramatta Two Blues in Sydney's Shute Shield and the Prairie Wolf Pack in the Canadian Rugby Championship. At the beginning of 2016, Olmstead signed with London Scottish F.C. in the RFU Championship for the rest of the season. Evan’s great-uncle is Hockey Hall of Famer Bert Olmstead, who played for Chicago, Montreal and Toronto from 1948 to 1962.
cutenose  2/16/2017
Evan Rachel Wood is an American actress and musician. She began acting in the 1990s, appearing in several television series, including American Gothic and Once and Again. Wood made her debut as a leading film actress at the age of nine in Digging to China and became well known for her Golden Globe-nominated role as troubled, drug-addicted teenager Tracy Louise Freeland in the teen drama film Thirteen.
cutenose  2/25/2017
Evan Giroud is the son of French footballer Olivier Giroud.
lilolaf  2/28/2017
Evan James Moore is a former American football tight end in the National Football League and current TV football analyst. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2008 out of Stanford University. He played college football and college basketball at Stanford. He is currently a College Football analyst at Pac-12 Network.
cutenose  5/10/2017
Evan Thomas Spiegel is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the American multinational technology and social media company Snap Inc., which he created with Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown while they were students at Stanford University.
cutenose  6/27/2017
This is a horrible name... It's meant for weird people... Don't name your kid this.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2017
Evan is the first name of fictional character Evan Hansen, the protaganist of the musical Dear Evan Hansen.
jaymis  12/29/2017
I've had a nice experience with this name. It's really simple and calm, as well as complex in a way. It does remind me of a youtuber known as Evan Fong, and he's a really great guy.
― Anonymous User  2/10/2018
This is another one of those boring, suburban names all the conservative, "keepin' up with the Jones's" couples are using. Just so "safe"!
― Anonymous User  3/3/2018

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