GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: ə-VAN-jə-leen   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "good news" from Greek ευ "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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Evangelina
OTHER LANGUAGES: Evangelina (Spanish)
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