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Gender: Female Pronunciation: eh-VAD-nee Meaning of Evadne: "pleasing one" Origin of Evadne: Greek

The name Evadne is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "pleasing one". Evadne and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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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.

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Famous People Named Evadne

Evadne Grace Price, Australian novelist
Evadne Baker, South African actress
Evadne de Silva, Sri Lankan Senator and philanthropist

Pop Culture References for the name Evadne

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

Evanne, Evadney, Evadnie


10BenJammin Says:


I completely love this type of name. Would definitely use Evadne or Ariadne for a daughter

autumnreverie Says:


The elements of this name are "good" for the "ev" and and possibly "holy'' for the "adne."

autumnreverie Says:


I've been in love with this name for years. My husband and his family hate it. I prefer the pronunciation ee-vad-nee/eh-vad-nee.

hufflepuff Says:


This is a lovely name. Nameberry yet again disappoints with its paltry and rather unflattering single-sentence description of Evadne. I don't think their pronunciation is correct, either. This website caters to the current fluff baby names and doesn't have much insight into what will become popular in the future. Evadne is gorgeous and has a lot of potential.

scblovesnames Says:


I instinctively pronounced this as Eh-vod-na. I like Eva as the nickname.

Zelliew Says:


Unusual name, with a certain charm

Janette Nadine Says:


Just had my daughter May 27, Evadne Adair ...
We pronounce it: E-vod-knee

Daiseymae Says:


I went to school with a girl named Evadne, and she pronounced it "Ee-Vad-nee".

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lesliemarion Says:


I love this name, but I certainly do not pronounce it as recommended, which sounds ugly to me. I say it "ev-ADD-nee" -- much like Ariadne, Calanthe, Ianthe, Iolanthe, Daphne, Xanthe. Great nicknames of Edie and Evie.

TaliaCat Says:


Another cool Greek name. Has a certain romance to it. It's not one I would use, but I think it would make a fabulous heroine for a historical novel set in Greece.