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Gender: M Meaning of Evan: "the Lord is gracious" Origin of Evan: Welsh variation of John Evan's Popularity in 2016: #69

Evan -- a Welsh version of John -- has a mellow nice-guy image that has placed it in and around the Top 50, while it has been popular in Wales since the nineteenth century. And interestingly--and surprisingly--enough, Evan is now Number 24 for boys in France.

Jenny McCarthy has a son named Evan, and some other modern associations are Senator Evan Bayh, novelist Evan Hunter, and the movie Evan Almighty. It is also sometimes used for girls, as in actress Evan Rachel Wood..

Famous People Named Evan

Evan Thomas Peters, American actor
Birch Evans "Evan" Bayh III, U.S. Senator and Governor of Indiana
Evan Walsh, drummer of Irish band The Strypes
Evan Mathias Royster, American NFL football player
Evan Blake Smith, American NFL football player
Evan Michael Longoria, American baseball player
Evan Ingersoll aka Chuck Inglish, American rapper of duo The Cool Kids
Evan Handler, American actor
Evan Frank Lysacek, American figure skater
Evan Bates, American ice dancer
Evan Mitchell Lowenstein, American singer of duo Evan & Jaron; twin brother Jaron Lowenstein
Evan Fong aka Vanoss, Canadian YouTuber
Evan Ross-Naess, American actor/singer, son of singer Diana Ross and Arne Naess
Evan Yurman (b. 1982), son of designers David and Sybil Yurman
Evan James Springsteen (b. 1990), son of singer Bruce Springsteen
Evan Shane Stanley (b. 1994), son of guitarist Paul Stanley of KISS
Evan Joseph Asher (b. 2002), son of actress/model Jenny McCarthy
Evan Anthony Dunstan, son of Australian youtubers Rohan and Chloe Dunstan (Life with Beans)

Pop Culture References for the name Evan

Evan Baxter, character in films Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty
Evan Chambers, character on TV's "Greek"
Evan Treborn, character in movie The Butterfly Effect
Evan, character in movie Cliffhanger
Evan Trautwig, character in movie The Watch
Evan Parks, character on TV's "The Client List"
Evan Walker, character from the book The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Evan Knight, character on TV's Parenthood
Evan Huang, character on TV's "Fresh Off the Boat"
Evan Hansen, character in Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen"
Evan Daniels, also known as Spyke, character in Marvel Universe

Eyvind, Even, Euan, Ewen, Euen, Evann, Owen, Evans, Evyn

Evan's International Variations

Evin, Ewan (Irish) Aoibheann (Irish Gaelic)