Ancient Germanic, E names, Female, German/Germanic, Male, Surname names, Unisex


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)



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