Given Name EVELYN

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English, German
PRONOUNCED: EV-ə-lin (English), EEV-lin (British English), EEV-ə-lin (British English), E-və-leen (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

From an English surname which was derived from the given name AVELINE. In the 17th century when it was first used as a given name it was more common for boys, but it is now regarded as mainly feminine due to association with the related name Evelina.
VARIANTS: Evaline, Evalyn, Eveline, Evelynn, Eveleen (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Evie, Evvie (English)

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Entry updated July 2, 2017