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Means "evangelist, preacher" in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, derived from Latin, ultimately from Greek εὐάγγελος (euangelos) meaning "bringing good news". It is often used in honour of the Four Evangelists (the authors of the gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). It is traditionally masculine, though occasionally given to girls. A famous bearer was the Italian physicist and mathematician Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647), who invented the barometer.

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Other Languages & CulturesEvangeliya(Bulgarian) Evangeline, Evangelina(English) Evangelia, Evangelos, Vangelis(Greek) Evangelija, Vangel, Vangelija(Macedonian)

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Entry added December 7, 2022