Evelyn comes from an English surname, derived from given name Aveline, the Norman French form of Germanic name Avelina, a diminutive of Avila from Germanic element avi of unknown meaning though possibly meaning “desired”.
Evelyn was a very popular name for boys in the past though it is now currently more popular for girls.
Nicknames: Eve, Evie, Lyn, Lynnie
Origin: Ancient Germanic
- Evaline (English)
- Evalyn (English)
- Eveline (English, French, Dutch)
- Eveleen (English)
- Aveline (English)
- Evelina (English, Italian, Swedish)
- Avila (Ancient Germanic)