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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 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

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

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Sources & References

  1. Withycombe, Elizabeth Gidley. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Oxford, 1945, page 51.
  2. Page at https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/2039/pg2039-images.html.
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