"bearer of good news"

Evangeline Origin and Meaning

The name Evangeline is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "bearer of good news".

Evangeline is a romantic old name enjoying a major comeback, thanks to its religious overtones, Eva's popularity, and the star of the TV megahit Lost, Evangeline Lilly. Evangelia and Evangelina — two variants of Evangeline — are sure to tag along for the ride.

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.

# 212 in the US

Evangeline Rank in US Top 1000

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Evangeline Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Evangeline Popularity

Famous People Named Evangeline

  • (Nicole) Evangeline LillyCanadian actress
  • Evangeline Walton EnsleyAmerican author
  • Evangeline Booth4th general of The Salvation Army
  • Evangeline Cheryl Rose "Cherie" Eigenmann y GilFilipina actress
  • Evangeline Faith Gardnerone of the Gardner quads
  • Evangeline Rose Broussarddaughter of singer,songwriter Marc Broussard
  • EvangelineVesper Lynne Bonner (b. 2009), daughter of basketball player Matt Bonner
  • Evangeline Silver (b. 2016)daughter of Dylan Farrow and Dana Silver; granddaughter of actress Mia Farrow
  • Evangeline DemuroAmerican YouTuber

Evangeline in Pop Culture

  • Evangeline Samoscharacter in Victoria Aveyard's series Red Queen
  • "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie" poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and its main character
  • Evangeline "Evie" Greenecharacter in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
  • Evangelinecharacter in movie "Nanny McPhee"
  • Evangeline Williamsoncharacter on TV soap "One Life to Live"
  • Evangeline A.K. McDowellcharacter in manga/anime "Negima! Magister Negi Magi"
  • Evangeline O'Neillmain character of Libba Bray's "The Diviners"
  • Evangeline HallAva's mother in the book Blythewood by Carol Goodman.
  • Evangelineacolyte in the Pendragon series
  • Evangelinecharacter in French animated series "Wakfu"
  • Evangelinecharacter in the "Throne of Glass" book series by Sarah J. Maas
  • Evangeline Mooncharacter in "Spellcaster's Cataclysm"
  • Evangelinestar from Disney's "Princess and the Frog"
  • "Evangeline" song by Matthew Sweet
  • "Evangeline Rose" song by Marc Broussard
  • "Evangeline" song by The Band and Emmylou Harris
  • "Evangeline" song by Cocteau Twins

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