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Gender: F Meaning of Evangeline: "bearer of good news" Origin of Evangeline: Greek Evangeline's Popularity in 2016: #240

Evangeline is a romantic old name enjoying a major comeback, thanks to its religious overtones, Eva's popularity, and the hot star of the TV megahit Lost, Evangeline Lilly. Evangelica and Evangelina—two variants of Evangeline—are sure to tag along for the ride. This year Evangeline is at Number 240.

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.

Famous People Named Evangeline

(Nicole) Evangeline Lilly, Canadian actress
Evangeline Walton Ensley, American author
Evangeline Booth, 4th general of The Salvation Army
Evangeline Cheryl Rose "Cherie" Eigenmann y Gil, Filipina actress
Evangeline Faith Gardner, one of the Gardner quads
Evangeline Rose Broussard, daughter of singer-songwriter Marc Broussard
Evangeline-Vesper 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

Pop Culture References for the name Evangeline

Evangeline Samos, character in Victoria Aveyard's series Red Queen
"Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie," poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and its main character
Evangeline "Evie" Greene, character in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
Evangeline, character in movie "Nanny McPhee"
Evangeline Williamson, character on TV soap "One Life to Live"
Evangeline A.K. McDowell, character in manga/anime "Negima! Magister Negi Magi"
Evangeline O'Neill, main character of Libba Bray's "The Diviners"
Evangeline Hall, Ava's mother in the book Blythewood by Carol Goodman.
Evangeline, acolyte in the Pendragon series
Evangeline, character in French animated series "Wakfu"
Evangeline, character in the "Throne of Glass" book series by Sarah J. Maas
Evangeline Moon, character in "Spellcaster's Cataclysm"
Evangeline, star from Disney's "Princess and the Frog"
"Evangeline," song by Matthew Sweet
"Evangeline Rose," song by Marc Broussard
"Evangeline," song by Emmylou Harris
"Evangeline," song by Cocteau Twins