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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
Martin Evans, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Pop Culture References for the Name Evans

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