Name Evelyn Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Evelyn


Evelyn is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Evelyn thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Evelyn

Evelyn is today considered a variation of the biblical name Eva, but originally derived from the name Aveline. In Germany Evelyn is a feminine name, but in English speaking countries it is a unisex name.

What is the meaning of the name Evelyn?

Evelyn means “life”, “living one”, “source of life” or “mother of life” (from Eve) and “strength”, “desired” or “little bird” (from Avelina).

Pronunciation of Evelyn

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Popularity of the name Evelyn

The name Evelyn is ranked #358 overall.

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