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Gender: F Meaning of Evangeline: "bearer of good news" Origin of Evangeline: Greek Evangeline's Popularity in 2013: #300

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Evangeline is a romantic old name enjoying a major comeback, thanks to its religious overtones, Eva's popularity, and the hot star of the TV megahit Lost, Evangeline Lilly. Evangelica and Evangelina -- two variants of Evangeline -- are sure to tag along for the ride. This year Evangeline is at Number 300.

Evangeline was introduced to the English-speaking world by Longfellow in his hugely popular eponymous narrative poem, and can also be found in Uncle Tom's Cabin (it was Little Eva's full name), as well as two novels by Evelyn Waugh. More recently, there were Evangelines in the films Nanny McPhee and DIsney's The Princess and the Frog.

Famous People Named Evangeline

(Nicole) Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress
Evangeline Walton Ensley, American author
Evangeline Booth, 4th general of The Salvation Army
Evangeline Faith Gardner- one fourth of the Gardner quads

Pop Culture References for the Name Evangeline

"Evangeline," song by Matthew Sweet
"Evangeline Rose," song by Marc Broussard
"Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie," poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Evangeline, character in movie "Nanny McPhee"
Evangeline Williamson, character on TV soap "One Life to Live"
Evangeline A.K. McDowell, character in manga/anime "Negima! Magister Negi Magi"
"Evangeline," song by Emmylou Harris
"Evangeline," song by Cocteau Twins
Evangeline, star from Disney's "Princess and the Frog"
Evangeline O'Neill, main character of Libba Bray's "The Diviners"

Eva, Evangel, Evangelene, Evangelia, Evangelica, Evangelina, Evangelique, Evangelista, Evangelyn, Evangelynn, Eve, Vangie, Vangy