What does Evan mean?
The name Evan is of Welsh origin.
The meaning of Evan is "G-d is gracous".
It is also of Scottish origin, where its meaning is "born of the yew tree, youth" and Hebrew origin, where its meaning is "stone, rock".
Evan is used as both a boys and girls name.
It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced E-van.
The Given Name Evan
The name Evan is an anglicized form of Iefan
, which is a Welsh form of John
which ultimately traces its origins to the Hebrew name Yochanan
It also stems from the Scottish Eoghan. The origin of Eoghan is unclear and disputed. It is thought to be composed of two old celtic elements meaning "yew" and "born".
The name Evan may also possibly be given as an anglicized form of the Hebrew word eban meaning "stone or rock".
Some famous bearers of this name include: Evan Peters, and Evan Rachel Wood.
In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 2,190
in baby name popularity for girls with 86 occurrences. It ranked 84
in baby name popularity for boys with 4,709 occurrences.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,206 in baby name popularity for girls with 87 occurrences. It ranked 69 in baby name popularity for boys with 5,596 occurrences.
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Evan Related Names
- Evan Peters ~ Actor
- Evan Rachel Wood ~ Actress
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Evan Name Fun
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