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

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Evadne

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.