Given Name EVANGELINE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: ə-VAN-jə-leen  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "good news" from Greek ευ (eu) "good" and αγγελμα (angelma) "news, message". It was (first?) used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his epic poem 'Evangeline' (1847). It also appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) as the full name of the character Eva.
VARIANT: Evangelina
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Evangeliya (Bulgarian), Evangelia (Greek), Evangelija, Vangelija (Macedonian), Evangelina, Lina (Spanish)
USER SUBMISSION: Évangéline

Sources & References

  • Elizabeth Gidley Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1945)

Categories

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Entry updated December 8, 2017