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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. i-VAN-jə-leen
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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.
VariantEvangelina
Other Languages & CulturesEvangeliya(Bulgarian) Evangelia(Greek) Evangelija, Vangelija(Macedonian) Evangelina, Lina(Spanish)
User SubmissionsÉvangéline, Evangéline

Sources & References

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

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