Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. i-VAN-jə-leen, i-VAN-jə-lien  [key·IPA]

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 [1][2]. It also appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) as the full name of the character Eva.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEvangeliya(Bulgarian) Evangelia(Greek) Evangelija, Vangelija(Macedonian) Evangelista(Portuguese) Evangelina, Evangelista, Lina(Spanish)
User SubmissionsÉvangéline, Evangéline


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 51.
  2. Page at
Entry updated December 7, 2022