Evelyn Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: Evelyn has been standing at the 9th position of the most popular names for girls in the US since 2020.

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A Deep Dive

Evelyn Overview

Meaning

Desired, sland, wished for

Gender

Girl, Gender-neutral

Origin

French

Etymology

Derived from the Norman surname Aveline or related to the Celtic word of “eibhleann,” meaning radiance or beauty.

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈɛvəlɪn/

Popularity

Ranked at the 9th position in the most popular names for girls in the US.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

11 (Intuitive, Idealistic, Spiritual)

Name Styles

Popular, Modern, Classic, Cute

Associated Traits

Elegant, classic, graceful, strong, cherished.
A Deep Dive

Evelyn Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Aveline, Evelina, Evelyne, Evalyn, Evelin, Evie, Evelene, Evelien

Common Nicknames

Evy, Lena, Evvy, Eves, Lynnie

Diminutives

Eve, Lyn, Ev, El, Elyn

Famous People

  • Evelyn King
    (American Singer)
  • Evelyn De Morgan
    (British Painter)
  • Evelyn Ashford
    (American Athlete)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Evelyn Carnahan
    ("The Mummy," Movie)
  • Evelyn Salt
    ("Salt," Movie)
  • Evelyn Wang
    ("Everything Everywhere All at Once," Movie)
  • Evelyn Couch
    ("Fried Green Tomatoes," Movie)

Places

  • Evelyn Suburb
    (Victoria, Australia)
  • Evelyn Gardens
    (London, UK)
  • Evelyn County
    (New South Wales, Australia)

What Is the Meaning of Evelyn?

The name Evelyn means “desired,” “island,” and “wished for.” Evelyn reflects the idea of a deeply wanted and treasured individual, often used to express the joy and fulfillment a child brings to their parents.

What Is the Origin of The Name Evelyn?

The origin of the name Evelyn is French. It evolved from the Old French name “Aveline,” which is derived from the Germanic name “Ava” or “Avila.” The name was brought to England by the Normans after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Evelyn Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Evelyn in the U.S. over the Years

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Top 3 Rankings#92017#92020#92021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Evelyn

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
20239
No change from 2022
9082
(-244 from 2022)
0.51921
20229
No change from 2021
9326
(-158 from 2021)
0.52011
20219
No change from 2020
9484
(-26 from 2020)
0.52937
20209
(+1 from 2019)
9510
(-927 from 2019)
0.53799
201910
No change from 2018
10437
(+9 from 2018)
0.56881
201810
(-1 from 2017)
10428
(-313 from 2017)
0.56075
20179
(+3 from 2016)
10741
(+626 from 2016)
0.56856
201612
(+3 from 2015)
10115
(+741 from 2015)
0.52250
201515
(+1 from 2014)
9374
(+622 from 2014)
0.48050
201416
(+4 from 2013)
8752
(+1084 from 2013)
0.44737
201320
(+7 from 2012)
7668
(+789 from 2012)
0.39778
201227
(-3 from 2011)
6879
(+170 from 2011)
0.35469
201124
(+15 from 2010)
6709
(+866 from 2010)
0.34624
201039
(+1 from 2009)
5843
(+259 from 2009)
0.29801
200940
(+14 from 2008)
5584
(+484 from 2008)
0.27574
200854
(+1 from 2007)
5100
(+47 from 2007)
0.24485
200755
(+10 from 2006)
5053
(+302 from 2006)
0.23874
200665
(+6 from 2005)
4751
(+263 from 2005)
0.22726
200571
(+13 from 2004)
4488
(+725 from 2004)
0.22113
200484
(+4 from 2003)
3763
(+62 from 2003)
0.18649
200388
(+10 from 2002)
3701
(+329 from 2002)
0.18446
200298
(+28 from 2001)
3372
(+680 from 2001)
0.17073
2001126
(+24 from 2000)
2692
(+470 from 2000)
0.13590
2000150
(+11 from 1999)
2222
(+258 from 1999)
0.11134
1999161
(+17 from 1998)
1964
(+257 from 1998)
0.10088
1998178
(+13 from 1997)
1707
(+136 from 1997)
0.08806
1997191
(-4 from 1996)
1571
(-25 from 1996)
0.08228
1996187
(+8 from 1995)
1596
(+88 from 1995)
0.08324
1995195
(+6 from 1994)
1508
(+56 from 1994)
0.07848
1994201
(+10 from 1993)
1452
(+106 from 1993)
0.07449
1993211
(-8 from 1992)
1346
(-66 from 1992)
0.06827
1992203
(+19 from 1991)
1412
(+144 from 1991)
0.07044
1991222
(-2 from 1990)
1268
(-34 from 1990)
0.06236
1990220
(+15 from 1989)
1302
(+131 from 1989)
0.06338
1989235
No change from 1988
1171
(+47 from 1988)
0.05878
1988235
(+18 from 1987)
1124
(+112 from 1987)
0.05845
1987253
(-13 from 1986)
1012
(-69 from 1986)
0.05400
1986240
(-11 from 1985)
1081
(-51 from 1985)
0.05858
1985229
(+10 from 1984)
1132
(+82 from 1984)
0.06131
1984239
(-17 from 1983)
1050
(-89 from 1983)
0.05823
1983222
(-25 from 1982)
1139
(-238 from 1982)
0.06364
1982197
(+45 from 1981)
1377
(+346 from 1981)
0.07590
1981242
(+46 from 1980)
1031
(+171 from 1980)
0.05765
1980288
(-2 from 1979)
860
(+8 from 1979)
0.04830
1979286
(-4 from 1978)
852
(+32 from 1978)
0.04944
1978282
(+7 from 1977)
820
(-12 from 1977)
0.04988
1977289
(-9 from 1976)
832
(+13 from 1976)
0.05058
1976280
No change from 1975
819
(-49 from 1975)
0.05210
1975280
(-10 from 1974)
868
(-74 from 1974)
0.05561
1974270
(-21 from 1973)
942
(-73 from 1973)
0.06014
1973249
(+5 from 1972)
1015
(-45 from 1972)
0.06531
1972254
(-23 from 1971)
1060
(-241 from 1971)
0.06573
1971231
(-15 from 1970)
1301
(-165 from 1970)
0.07423
1970216
(-1 from 1969)
1466
(+15 from 1969)
0.08003
1969215
(-23 from 1968)
1451
(-194 from 1968)
0.08232
1968192
(-8 from 1967)
1645
(-78 from 1967)
0.09622
1967184
(-8 from 1966)
1723
(-149 from 1966)
0.10036
1966176
No change from 1965
1872
(-131 from 1965)
0.10662
1965176
(-13 from 1964)
2003
(-377 from 1964)
0.10961
1964163
(-4 from 1963)
2380
(-186 from 1963)
0.12159
1963159
(-6 from 1962)
2566
(-215 from 1962)
0.12907
1962153
(-7 from 1961)
2781
(-159 from 1961)
0.13721
1961146
(-9 from 1960)
2940
(-279 from 1960)
0.14154
1960137
(-3 from 1959)
3219
(-44 from 1959)
0.15478
1959134
No change from 1958
3263
(-13 from 1958)
0.15698
1958134
(-9 from 1957)
3276
(-363 from 1957)
0.15859
1957125
(-5 from 1956)
3639
(-109 from 1956)
0.17344
1956120
(-8 from 1955)
3748
(-57 from 1955)
0.18198
1955112
(-3 from 1954)
3805
(-147 from 1954)
0.18978
1954109
(-15 from 1953)
3952
(-112 from 1953)
0.19851
195394
(-4 from 1952)
4064
(-91 from 1952)
0.21062
195290
(-2 from 1951)
4155
(-77 from 1951)
0.21846
195188
(-2 from 1950)
4232
(-42 from 1950)
0.22909
195086
(-6 from 1949)
4274
(-255 from 1949)
0.24304
194980
(-6 from 1948)
4529
(-311 from 1948)
0.25799
194874
(-2 from 1947)
4840
(-403 from 1947)
0.27773
194772
(-7 from 1946)
5243
(+353 from 1946)
0.28841
194665
(-8 from 1945)
4890
(+513 from 1945)
0.30318
194557
No change from 1944
4377
(-140 from 1944)
0.32516
194457
(-4 from 1943)
4517
(-394 from 1943)
0.33055
194353
No change from 1942
4911
(-29 from 1942)
0.34213
194253
(-3 from 1941)
4940
(+11 from 1941)
0.35527
194150
(-2 from 1940)
4929
(-53 from 1940)
0.39559
194048
(-8 from 1939)
4982
(-348 from 1939)
0.42172
193940
(-2 from 1938)
5330
(-360 from 1938)
0.46999
193838
(-2 from 1937)
5690
(-69 from 1937)
0.49849
193736
(-2 from 1936)
5759
(-349 from 1936)
0.52267
193634
(-3 from 1935)
6108
(-453 from 1935)
0.56684
193531
(-2 from 1934)
6561
(-422 from 1934)
0.60372
193429
(+1 from 1933)
6983
(+36 from 1933)
0.64518
193330
(-7 from 1932)
6947
(-1012 from 1932)
0.66412
193223
(+1 from 1931)
7959
(-531 from 1931)
0.71943
193124
(-5 from 1930)
8490
(-1046 from 1930)
0.76922
193019
No change from 1929
9536
(-350 from 1929)
0.81752
192919
(-2 from 1928)
9886
(-647 from 1928)
0.85404
192817
(-2 from 1927)
10533
(-962 from 1927)
0.88103
192715
(-2 from 1926)
11495
(-285 from 1926)
0.92968
192613
(-1 from 1925)
11780
(-725 from 1925)
0.95759
192512
No change from 1924
12505
(-853 from 1924)
0.99004
192412
No change from 1923
13358
(+184 from 1923)
1.03097
192312
(+1 from 1922)
13174
(-145 from 1922)
1.05185
192213
(-1 from 1921)
13319
(-959 from 1921)
1.06759
192112
No change from 1920
14278
(+440 from 1920)
1.11571
192012
(-1 from 1919)
13838
(+517 from 1919)
1.11235
191911
No change from 1918
13321
(-172 from 1918)
1.13405
191811
No change from 1917
13493
(+961 from 1917)
1.12221
191711
No change from 1916
12532
(+643 from 1916)
1.11526
191611
(-1 from 1915)
11889
(+294 from 1915)
1.09504
191510
(+1 from 1914)
11595
(+3089 from 1914)
1.13248
191411
(+1 from 1913)
8506
(+1823 from 1913)
1.06775
191312
(+1 from 1912)
6683
(+1063 from 1912)
1.02044
191213
(+3 from 1911)
5620
(+1544 from 1911)
0.95788
191116
(+1 from 1910)
4076
(+299 from 1910)
0.92255
191017
(+1 from 1909)
3777
(+620 from 1909)
0.90030
190918
(+2 from 1908)
3157
(+300 from 1908)
0.85766
190820
(-2 from 1907)
2857
(-178 from 1907)
0.80586
190718
(+14 from 1906)
3035
(+958 from 1906)
0.89944
190632
(+13 from 1905)
2077
(+416 from 1905)
0.66266
190545
(+5 from 1904)
1661
(+289 from 1904)
0.53604
190450
(+4 from 1903)
1372
(+161 from 1903)
0.46916
190354
(+5 from 1902)
1211
(+60 from 1902)
0.43530
190259
(+3 from 1901)
1151
(+185 from 1901)
0.41059
190162
(+8 from 1900)
966
(-150 from 1900)
0.37997
190070
(+4 from 1899)
1116
(+314 from 1899)
0.35123
189974
(+2 from 1898)
802
(-34 from 1898)
0.32405
189876
(+4 from 1897)
836
(+146 from 1897)
0.30495
189780
(+4 from 1896)
690
(+44 from 1896)
0.27792
189684
(+3 from 1895)
646
(+16 from 1895)
0.25636
189587
(+12 from 1894)
630
(+139 from 1894)
0.25495
189499
(+5 from 1893)
491
(+34 from 1893)
0.20808
1893104
(+2 from 1892)
457
(+39 from 1892)
0.20290
1892106
(+3 from 1891)
418
(+56 from 1891)
0.18585
1891109
(+16 from 1890)
362
(+46 from 1890)
0.18416
1890125
(-7 from 1889)
316
(-4 from 1889)
0.15670
1889118
(+21 from 1888)
320
(+83 from 1888)
0.16912
1888139
(-4 from 1887)
237
(+43 from 1887)
0.12510
1887135
No change from 1886
194
(-9 from 1886)
0.12482
1886135
(-4 from 1885)
203
(+12 from 1885)
0.13205
1885131
(+3 from 1884)
191
(+21 from 1884)
0.13456
1884134
(+6 from 1883)
170
(+31 from 1883)
0.12356
1883140
(+2 from 1882)
139
(+14 from 1882)
0.11578
1882142
(-7 from 1881)
125
(+9 from 1881)
0.10804
1881135
(-2 from 1880)
116
(-6 from 1880)
0.11734
1880133
First SSA data recorded
122
First SSA data recorded
0.12499

American States Popularity Rankings for Evelyn

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

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California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Illinois (IL)

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Ohio (OH)

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Michigan (MI)

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North Carolina (NC)

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Georgia (GA)

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Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#92021#92022#72023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#512021#392022#452023

Massachusetts (MA)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Wisconsin (WI)

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Florida (FL)

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Indiana (IN)

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Missouri (MO)

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Minnesota (MN)

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Alabama (AL)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Iowa (IA)

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Maryland (MD)

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Washington (WA)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#162021#182022#102023

Arkansas (AR)

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Colorado (CO)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Kansas (KS)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Oregon (OR)

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Utah (UT)

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North Dakota (ND)

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Maine (ME)

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South Dakota (SD)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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Idaho (ID)

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Montana (MT)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Nevada (NV)

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Vermont (VT)

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Delaware (DE)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Alaska (AK)

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Popularity Rankings for Evelyn in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#272021#262022#122023

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Mexico

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#912021#762022#892023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#892021#1142022#1022023

Popularity in Argentina

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Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#1812021#1442022#1782023

Popularity in Chile

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Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#1612021#1512022#1652023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

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Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1891998#1892000#1922019

Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2302021#3912023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#5612020#3702021#6462022

Popularity in Poland

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Evelyn a Name for Boys or Girls?

Originally, Evelyn was more commonly a masculine name, but over the 20th century, it became almost exclusively feminine. Today, it is widely recognized as a girl’s name, appreciated for its classic and graceful qualities.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Evelyn

Evelyn in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Evelyn King (Singer, born 1960): American R&B singer known for hits such as "Shame" and "Love Come Down."
  • Evelyn De Morgan (Painter, 1855-1919): British painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement, creating symbolic and mythological works.
  • Evelyn Ashford (Athlete, born 1957): American sprinter who won four Olympic gold medals and one silver, excelling in the 100 meters and 4x100 meters relay.
  • Evelyn Carnahan ("The Mummy," 1999, Movie): A character played by Rachel Weisz in "The Mummy" series, portrayed as a brave and intelligent librarian and Egyptologist.
  • Evelyn Salt ("Salt," 2010, Movie): A character played by Angelina Jolie in the film "Salt," depicted as a CIA officer accused of being a Russian spy.
  • Evelyn Wang ("Everything Everywhere All at Once," 2022, Movie): A character played by Michelle Yeoh in the film, experiencing a journey through multiple universes.
  • Evelyn Couch ("Fried Green Tomatoes," 1991, Movie): A character played by Kathy Bates in the film "Fried Green Tomatoes," undergoing a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
  • Evelyn (Victoria, Australia): A suburban area featuring residential communities and natural beauty.
  • Evelyn Gardens (London, UK): A historic garden square in South Kensington, showcasing beautiful residential architecture and green spaces.
  • Evelyn County (New South Wales, Australia): A rural area characterized by its agricultural activities and scenic landscapes.

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