Evan - boys name

Evan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Evan name meaning:

The name Evan is of Welsh origin and has several possible meanings. One interpretation is "young warrior" or "God is gracious." The name is derived from the Welsh name Ifan, which itself is a variation of the name John. In Welsh mythology, Evan is also associated with the Welsh god of youth, Efnysien.

People with the name Evan are often described as confident, ambitious, and courageous. They possess a strong determination and are not afraid to take on challenges. They are natural leaders and have a deep sense of justice. Additionally, those named Evan tend to be compassionate and generous, always willing to help others in need.

In summary, the name Evan carries meanings such as "young warrior," "God is gracious," and is associated with the Welsh god of youth. Those named Evan are often described as confident, ambitious, courageous, and compassionate individuals, with a strong sense of justice and a willingness to help others.

Origin: Irish

Young warrior.


Unisex names, Victorian names

Related names

Evan , Eoin , Ev, Evanee, Evania , Evann, Evanna , Evans , Evian, Evin

Other boys names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 158 out of 4789

343 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (72)
  • Scotland (127)

Historical popularity of Evan

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