Given Name EVELINA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: e-ve-LEE-na (Italian), e-ve-LEE-nah (Swedish)   [details]

Meaning & History

Latinate form of AVELINE. It was revived by the author Fanny Burney for the heroine of her first novel 'Evelina' (1778). It is often regarded as a variant of the related name EVELYN or an elaboration of EVE.

Categories

fictional characters, literature
VARIANTS: Avaline, Aveline (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Lina (English), Lina (Italian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ava, Avelina, Aveza, Avila (Ancient Germanic), Evelien, Eveline (Dutch), Evelin (Estonian), Eveliina (Finnish), Évelyne, Eveline (French), Ava, Evelin (German), Evelin (Hungarian), Aileen, Eibhlín, Eileen (Irish), Ewelina (Polish), Aileen (Scottish)
USER SUBMISSION: Evelīna
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