Evelyn: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Evelyn

Oddly enough, despite being linked to the names Ava and Aveline, and the more modern Eveline, Evelyn was actually primarily a boy name until a couple hundred years ago.

Nicknames:

Eva, Evie, Evy.

Famous people named Evelyn:

Evelyn Keyes, who played Suellen O’Hara in Gone with the Wind Evelyn Ashford, 1984 Olympic athlete and world-record holder.

Fun facts:

This name’s popularity peaked in 1910 but is re-gaining popularity in recent years, probably because its nicknames are so damn adorable.

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