Meaning & History
Means "good news" from Greek εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and ἄγγελμα (angelma) meaning "news, message". It was (first?) used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his 1847 epic poem Evangeline . It also appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) as the full name of the character Eva.
People think this name is
classic formal upper class natural wholesome delicate refined strange complex serious nerdy
Sources & References
- Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 51.
- Page at https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/2039/pg2039-images.html.
Entry updated May 29, 2020