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Gender: M Meaning of Evans: "the Lord is gracious" Origin of Evans: Welsh surname

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Evans is an historic Welsh patronymic surname, derived from Evan, which is a form of John. With Evan's popularity in the U.S. and the U.K. -- it's a Top 50 names -- the stylish s-ending version may also be on the rise.

Famous People Named Evans

Christopher "Chris" Evans-American actor
Cadel Lee Evans, Australian professional cyclist & 2011 Tour de France winner

Pop Culture References for the Name Evans

In Harry Potter, Lily Potter's maiden name is Evans