Evelyn: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on BabyNames.com

Evelyn

What is the meaning of the name Evelyn?

The name Evelyn is primarily a female name of English origin that means Desired/Beautiful.

The name Evelyn is a result of combining the name Eve with Lynn and is also an English surname. It may be derived from the French name Aveline or the German name Avelina, which are feminine forms of the name Avelinus. The name Aveline itself is derived from the Latin name Avila, which means "desired." Nicknames for the name Evelyn include Eve, Ev, and Evvy, and Lynn. Of note, the name Evelyn is used primarily for female in the United States but in Great Britain it is considered a unisex name. 

Five famous people named Evelyn include:

Evelyn Waugh - An English writer, who is considered one of the great satirical novelists of the 20th century. He is best known for his novel "Brideshead Revisited."
Evelyn Glennie - A Scottish musician and percussionist, who is known for her virtuoso performances and her advocacy for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
Evelyn Sharma - A German-Indian actress and model, who has appeared in Bollywood and Hollywood films.
Evelyn Ashford - A retired American track and field athlete, who won four Olympic gold medals and is considered one of the greatest sprinters in history.
Evelyn Nesbit - An American model and actress, who was one of the most famous women in America in the early 20th century. She was also at the center of a notorious murder case known as the "Stanford White Scandal."

Five fictional characters named Evelyn include:

Evelyn Carnahan - A character from the film "The Mummy" and its sequel "The Mummy Returns." Evelyn is a librarian and Egyptologist who helps the protagonist, Rick O'Connell, in his quest to defeat the evil mummy.
Evelyn Salt - The main character from the film "Salt." played by Angelina Jolie. Evelyn is a CIA officer who goes on the run after being accused of being a Russian spy.
Evelyn Harper - A character from the TV show "Two and a Half Men." Evelyn is the mother of the main characters, Charlie and Alan Harper, and is known for her manipulative and domineering personality.
Evelyn Robin - A character from the film "Christopher Robin." Evelyn is the wife of the titular character and the mother of his daughter, Madeline.
Evelyn Maynard - A character from the TV show "Gossip Girl." Evelyn is a socialite who becomes a rival to the main character, Blair Waldorf, and eventually reveals her true identity as a con artist.

Different Spellings of the name Evelyn:

Evelin, Evalyn, Evelynn

People who like the name Evelyn also like:

Eleanor, Ava, Amelia, Violet, Olivia, Charlotte, Audrey, Liam, Ethan, Oliver, Owen, William, Benjamin, Henry

Names like Evelyn:

Evalina, Evalynn, Evelien, Evelina

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Evelyn Mae Forsyth - daughter of Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth and Austin Forsyth , born 2020

Stats for the Name Evelyn

checkmark Evelyn is currently #5 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Evelyn is currently #9 in U.S. births
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