"pleasing one"

Evadne Origin and Meaning

The name Evadne is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "pleasing one".

In Greek mythology, Evadne was the daughter of Poseidon. Evadne also appears in literature (Mary Shelley's "The Last Man") and has a pop culture reference as the cousin of Wonder Woman. A more unusual alternative to other Greek "-ee" names like Ariadne, Daphne and Penelope. The trendy "Ev" sound makes this a lovely choice in a world of Evelyns, Evangelines and Everlys.

Evadne Popularity

Famous People Named Evadne

  • Evadne Grace PriceAustralian novelist
  • Evadne BakerSouth African actress
  • Evadne de SilvaSri Lankan Senator and philanthropist

Evadne in Pop Culture

  • Evadneseveral Greek mythological figures; including the mother of Iamus by Apollo
  • Evadnesister of Melantius and Diphilus in "The Maid's Tragedy" (1611) by Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Dr. Evadne Hingecharacter created by female impersonator George Logan in the duo Hinge and Bracket
  • EvadneWonder Woman's cousin on TV's "Wonder Woman"
  • Evadnemain character in Rebecca West's short story "Indissoluble Matrimony"
  • Evadnecharacter in Mary Shelley's The Last Man
  • Evadne Claphamminor character in Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time