Comments for the name Evelyn

Comments for EVELYN:

Means "lively, pleasant".
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2005
I always thought that Evelyn was a pet form of Eve or Eva. I guess not.
-- gaelruadh19  5/7/2005
It comes from the Old French (AVELÃ?), which means hazelnut.
-- EvelynMoura  8/31/2005
I like that it can be said it came from "Aveline" which came from "Ava" which possibly means "desired". That just adds to the love I have for the name, and the wish to use it. Because I want a baby so bad, that she will truly be 'desired' completely.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2007
I do not think the argument for Evelyn as a male name is very good. True, it's technically from a surname, but the surname comes directly from the female name Aveline. I personally see this name as a "reinterpretation" of Aveline or Eveline, or an elaboration of Eve, and not as a surname-name at all. So it boggles me a bit on boys.
-- blaaarg  11/15/2009
Evelin is also sometimes used as an Anglicisation of the Irish or Aibhilín and Éibhleann. Aibhilín is a variant form of Eibhlín, which is also derived from the Norman French Aveline. Éibhleann, on the other hand, is said to be derived from the Old Irish óiph, which means "radiance", "beauty"; a variant of this name is Éibhliu, another Anglicised form of the name is Evilin.
-- Anonymous User  10/15/2011

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