Evan: baby boy name meaning and popularity


The origins of this name are disputable; it is the Welsh variation of John, meaning “the Lord is gracious,” but it’s also said to be derived from the Gaelic and Scottish words for “young warrior” and “right-handed,” respectively. So basically you get to choose. Yay!



Famous people named Evan:

Actors Evan Handler and Evan Peters; football players Evan Royster and Evan Smith; baseball player Evan Longoria; singer Evan Lowenstein.

Fun fact:

The Irish form of Evan is Ewan. If you really want to mess with people’s heads, you could go with the Irish Gaelic spelling: Aoibheann.

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