GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: e-ve-LEE-nah (Italian)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Avaline, Aveline (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Lina (English), Lina (Italian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Avelina, Avila (Ancient Germanic), Evelien, Eveline (Dutch), Eveliina (Finnish), Évelyne, Eveline (French), Aileen, Eibhlín, Eileen (Irish), Aileen (Scottish)
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