Origin:Welsh
Popularity:157
Meaning:God is gracious; born of yew; youth
Some say Evan is a Welsh form of John, the Scottish form of Euan or a short form of the Greek Evangelos. Others think it dates to the ancient Hebrew root for John that means “God is gracious.” No matter its origins, Evan is here to stay. According to Social Security Administration data, Evan first made the list of top 100 boys’ names in 1983. Right now, it’s slightly more popular for boys than it is for girls, though that hasn’t stopped actress Evan Rachel Wood, Twitter cofounder and entrepreneur Evan Williams and the Tony Award–winning play Dear Evan Hansen from keeping it in the spotlight.

Famous Evans

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Evan Bourne
    Wrestler
  • Evan Peters
    Actor
  • Evan Turner
    Basketball Player
  • Evan Williams
    CEO Twitter

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Source: Social Security Administration

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