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Pronunciation

ɛvən

Origin

English

Meaning

This old Welsh name has amazing origins. Firstly, it's known as the Welsh version of John. But it also comes from the Gaelic for 'youth' or 'young warrior'. Not stopping there, it additionally comes from the Scottish for 'right-handed'. But we're not there yet, because cross the sea and the Hebrew Evan means 'rock', plus it's a shortened version of the Greek 'good man'. Back in England, it can be interpreted as 'the king' or even, knocking out all the stops, the totally supreme 'heir of the eart

Rank in the year 2015

Evan was ranked #101 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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