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.

Categories

actresses, Disney characters, literature, movies
VARIANT: Evangelina
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Evangeliya (Bulgarian), Evangelija, Vangelija (Macedonian), Evangelina (Spanish)
USER SUBMISSION: Évangéline
  United States
2016
  England and Wales
2016

Sources & References

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