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Evander

Evander Meaning and Origin

The name Evander is a boy’s name meaning “good man” and is of Latin origin. Latin form of Greek Euandros, derived from eu ‘well, good’ and anēr ‘man’. In mythology, Evander is associated with the character Evander of Pallene in Greek mythology, who was a hero and the founder of the city of Pallantium, which later became part of Rome. According to legend, he welcomed the Trojan prince Aeneas when he arrived in Italy and provided him with assistance. Evander is also said to have introduced Greek culture and knowledge to the early Romans. The name Evander has a strong and noble sound, often associated with bravery and leadership. It has gained popularity as a given name in various cultures and is used for both boys and girls, although it is more commonly used as a masculine name. Notable individuals named Evander include the former professional boxer Evander Holyfield, who is considered one of the greatest heavyweight champions in history.

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