Evelyn - girls name

Evelyn name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Evelyn name meaning:

Evelyn is a beautiful and timeless name of English origin. It is derived from the Old English name Aveline, which means "desired" or "wished for." This name carries an air of elegance and sophistication, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a classic and feminine name for their daughters.

Evelyn has a rich history and has been used as a given name for centuries. It became particularly popular in the 19th century and has maintained its appeal ever since. The name has also been associated with several notable individuals, including famous suffragette and politician Evelyn Sharp, as well as renowned Canadian author Evelyn Lau.

With its meaning of "desired" or "wished for," Evelyn can be seen as a name representing hope and longing. It carries an aura of positivity and suggests a child who is cherished and loved. The name Evelyn exudes a sense of grace and refinement, making it a timeless choice for parents who appreciate traditional names with a touch of glamour.

Origin: Irish



Unisex names

Related names

Evelyn , Aileene, Eila , Eileene, Eilena, Evaleen, Evalina , Evaline, Evalyn , Eveleen , Evelin , Evelyne , Evelynn , Evelynne

Other girls names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 21 out of 5581

1729 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (16)
  • England (21)
  • Scotland (105)

Historical popularity of Evelyn

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