Evelyn Meaning and Origin

The name Evelyn is a girl’s name meaning “wished for child” and is of English origin. The name Evelyn is derived from the French name “Aveline,” which means hazelnut. Over time, the name evolved into “Eveline,” and eventually into “Evelyn.” In English, it is typically a feminine given name, while in French it can be used as both a masculine and feminine name. Evelyn has been a popular name throughout history, and it remains popular today. It has been used by many notable figures, including the author Evelyn Waugh and the musician Evelyn “Champagne” King.

Names similar to Evelyn:

  • Adeline
  • Rosalind
  • Vivienne
  • Lillian
  • Isabelle
  • Eleanor
  • Charlotte
  • Genevieve
  • Josephine
  • Beatrice


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