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Origin & Meaning

The name Evans is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Evans is "G-d is gracious".  

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".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2934 in baby name popularity for boys with 39 occurrences.  It ranked 15082 in popular baby names for girls with 6 occurrences. 

View the Evans Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Evans has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Evans to other names.


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".

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Hebrew names have their origins in either the Old Testament or modern Hebrew vocabulary.

Local language versions of biblical names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and David are still widely internationally popular today.

Modern Hebrew names are often derived from Hebrew vocabulary, for example Aviva (spring) and Dov (bear).

Children of Jewish heritage are usually given a Hebrew name for religious purposes and are sometimes also given a local language version of that name for secular purposes.

By custom, Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of German or Eastern European descent) name their children after deceased relatives. This is in order to honor the deceased relative, keep their name and memory alive, and to form a bond between the soul of the baby and the deceased relative so that they can live on within the newer generation.

Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spain, Portugal and the Middle East) in contrast, name their children after living relatives or deceased relatives. The father's parents names are generally used first and then the mother's parents names.

Neither Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jews will name a baby after one of the parents.

After a child is born, the father is given an aliyah (religious honor to bless the reading of the Torah). After this a blessing is said for the health of the mother and child. If the baby is a girl, she is named at this time. If the baby is a boy, he will be named during his brit milah (ritual circumcision) generally eight days after birth.