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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 Names from History and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

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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

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