Evelyn (name)

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Evelyn
Pronunciationev(ə)lin, eevlin
GenderMasculine and Feminine
Origin
Word/namefrom Norman French Aveline
Region of originEnglish language speaking areas
Other names
Related namesEvelin, Evelina, Evelyne

Evelyn is a given name in the English language, where it can be used as a first name or a surname. It means "desired, light, hazelnut, give life, companionship and peace and harmony".[1][2]

The name originally was used a surname, which derived from Aveline, a feminine Norman French diminutive of the name Avila. Evelyn is also sometimes used as an Anglicisation of the Irish or Aibhilín and Éibhleann.[3] Aibhilín is a variant form of Eibhlín, which is also derived from the Norman French Aveline.[4] Éibhleann, on the other hand, is said to be derived from the Old Irish óiph, a variant of this name is Éibhliu.[2]

Variant forms of the feminine first name Evelyn include: Evaline, Evalyn, Eveleen, Evelien, Evelin, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyne and Ewaline. Some of these forms may (also) have arisen as diminutive forms of Eve.[3][5]

Persons with the surname[edit]

Persons with the first name[edit]

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Men[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Female variants[edit]

Eveleen

Evelien

Eveline

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Mulashani, 2019)
  2. ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 347, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1.
  3. ^ a b Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, pp. 95–96, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1.
  4. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 341, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1. From its Norman French origins it is said to mean "desired".
  5. ^ Eveleen at behindthename.com