Gender: Female Meaning of Evangeline: "bearer of good news" Origin of Evangeline: Greek Evangeline's Popularity in 2019: #275

Evangeline Origin and Meaning

The name Evangeline is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "bearer of good news".

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.

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.

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Rank in US: #275

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ivy194 Says:


Gorgeous. Evie and Eva would be cute, but Evly would be a more unexpected option. Angel, and Lina or Lin could work also... I don't like Angie, though. I love this name!

Evangeline***line** not “lean” Says:


The way mine is pronounced is “line” & not “lean” but my whole life everyone has pronounced my name wrong, I rarely come across someone who says it right the first time so my whole name is ( Evangeline Victoria Desire’e (last name). I love it all except for the fact that it gets pronounced wrong 😌

Evangeline.Kissel Says:


i love my name! My nickname is lini (leen-e)
i think its nice to have a shorter middle name to go with the longer first name
my middle name is Niamh( neeve) which is a cute Irish girl name!

littlenico17 Says:


I love Evangeline! She’s a front runner for a future daughter and my partner loves it so that’s a massive plus! Evie personally is too common of a nickname but I do love Effie, Evan and Ginny as potential nicknames 😍

SouthernGirl Says:



Daiseymae Says:


I love both of those names.

Daiseymae Says:


Me too!

sELEAr Says:


One of my absolute favorite names! My love affair with Evangeline started after I read the epic poem. It is beautiful, traditional, and no over used! Love, love, LOVE IT!!!

tabitha Says:


Eva Joy is lovely!

Violet_Rose Says:


That's so darling, my first name is Grace and Evangeline is what I'm naming my baby 💜

Violet_Rose Says:


Estelle is still very pretty in my opinion.. if it counts for anything lol 😊

Claire Says:


Estelle x

Violet_Rose Says:


What's the first?

Violet_Rose Says:


The French pronunciation for --ine names is een, Francine, Christine, ext. I suppose it could be prenounced differently but that's how I always heard it, in Princess and the frog, nanny mcphee, ext.

Violet_Rose Says:


This is and has been my favorite of all names since I was a child and heard it on an older woman at church and thought it was spelt "Avenjileen" and made her a Christmas card just so I could write it 😂 and I'm so very happy to name my daughter this next month when she is born, and call her "Eva" for short, so angelic and so beautiful, just like the blessing of a baby in itself..

Rosie2525 Says:


I don't think of evangelicals when I see this name, honestly. I think it's a beautiful name and would definitely consider using it! :)

SouthernGirl Says:


My name is Grace Evangeline, but you could do it Evangeline Grace... I think it goes well

KaiLun Says:


It's spelled similar to and shares the same root and meaning as the religious evangelicals

KaiLun Says:


At first I thought it sounded nice but then I realized it looks like evangelicals =( I still like the nn Evie though

Bella Mia Says:


I love this name. I used it for a character in my story (full name Evangeline Rose Delaney nn Eve).

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Love the meaning and the name! "Bearer of good news." Lovely.

bordercollie Says:


I have mixed feelings about Evangeline. On the one hand, it looks beautiful written out, has the lovely Eve sound, and the nicknames are adorable. On the other hand, I can't help but hear the 'gel' and 'van' sounds in the middle, and it sounds a little spoiled and arrogant, especially if you don't use a nn. Classic, elegant, and pretty, but maybe just too much.

ashleyisabellalaaaa Says:


This name is soooooo pretty and it's not that common where I live. Angelina and Angelica is however and I think Evangeline is a pretty alternative.

saoirse123 Says:


Though this name has greek roots, its origin, as I understand it, is from Longfellow's poem about the Acadian deportation. Her character is a very important figure in Acadian culture: the canadian eastern provinces all have places named after her, there is an oak in Martinville, LA commemorating the deportation and her character and more places in her honour in Lafayette. Though the poem is not about a real person, it resonates very strongly for Acadian people and her story has taken on mythical proportions. I recommend you do a wikipedia search of the name, if it's on your list.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love Evangeline, with Evie for short.

jordan300 Says:


This is my favorite of the "ine" names. It sounds heavenly!

Daiseymae Says:


I also heard it pronounced E-van-ja-LINE too.

66letters Says:


Our daughter's name is Evangeline, nn Eva. We went with the middle name Joy, something short and sweet to pair with a long name, however, we often call her "Eva Joy" when trying to get her attention. We felt it was a name she could grow into, if she didn't want to be known as Eva as an adult.

bananie21 Says:


This name has a Spiritual beauty!

Rosie2525 Says:


Sorry you feel that way. I LOVE the name :)

Rosie2525 Says:


I love the name. And I agree with you on the nickname! :D

AnnaKatherine Says:


What do you mean by "hyper-religious"?

WiseBird39 Says:


I love this name! I think that it is so elegant and beautiful and classic-sounding. There's a sweet little baby at my church whose name is Evangeline, and both Nanny McPhee and The Princess and the Frog are great movies, so Evangeline has zero negative associations for me. And I love the nn Evie!

athenamay24 Says:


Just realized this has the word 'angel' in it. Angel would be an unexpected nickname.

karenruth90 Says:


Interestingly enough, the Princess and the Frog reference is in itself a reference to Longfellow's poem :)

Haids1987 Says:


So beautiful. Very feminine and classic.

Heather Marie Last - Whipple Says:


Evangeline also was made popular again thanks to Disney's movie the Princess and the frog .
the song Ma Belle Evangeline produced by Randy Newman for Jim Cummings character Ray
in the movie.

Claire Says:


Evangeline is my daughter's middle name. I had wanted it as her first but my husband insisted on it being her second. She is 10 months old now and I still regret not making it her first name :o(

Beth Says:


LOVE this name

Lena_Aline Says:


I gave a character this name, with the nickname Eline.

Michaela Says:


I still don't get why people love this name! It's bizarre to me. I really don't like the similarity to the word "evangelize" and it just seems like a hyper-religious name. It's frilly to the point of excess.

otheralix Says:


I'm genuinely surprised that people use "Angie" as a nickname. I'd think Eva or Evvie would be more natural. Ginny is just how it looks.

otheralix Says:


actually, the correct pronunciation is "lyn" not "leen"

SimoneKadele Says:


Ginny is usually pronounced JIH-nee.

Twodaughters Says:


Hey vintageisfave, we are seriously considering naming our baby girl #2 Evangeline, but worried she'll get the nn Ange. How do you pronounce Ginny - is it how it looks, or as in 'Jeanie'? If it's Ginny, I love it!!

shannonmarch Says:


I think this is a beautiful name---however it rhymes with our last name, so it just becomes too much for us all together...bummer.

vintageisfave Says:


I babysit twin girls, and one of their names is Evangeline, nickname Ginny. So cute!

Dr. Vlasic Says:


This is a beautiful name. It would be on our list, except that my best friend always wanted to name her child that, and even though she probably won't have any more children, I'm not sure how she'd feel about it. Anyway, I think it's a keeper!

indiefendi2 Says:


I think Evangeline is one of the most versatile names to go with any nickname.

Senefeld Says:


What middle names go with this?

AliciaDawnCasey Says:


I have a little cousin named Evangeline but they call her by her middle name Starr.

breanna1995 Says:


Hahaha Vangie does sound like a nn for a vagina!

GuineapigGirl15 Says:


This is a BEAUTIFUL name.I think it is so pretty!

kiwipop Says:


so beautiful!

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


A beautiful and unique name. While still being a real name. Not really common here. Iv'e only met one. Evie, Lina, Eve, Gigi and Eva are cute nicknames.

GuestY Says:


Yes. Thank you. So many people make it sound so harsh When they say it! Or so hick...

This is my daughters name. I never dreamed people would struggle so much with what I considered to be a classic!

GuestY Says:


We named our daughter Evangeline. We call her Evie (soft e at the beginning). We've gotten mixed reviews. Some people have to hear it 3 or 4 times before they get it. Other people look totally confused - like I just told them my beautiful daughters name was Plutoarabica or something totally random. The majority of people genuinely love it. They say, 'oh, it's unique and unusual without being weird.' We agree. We thought it would look nice in invitations, resumes, etc in her future.

One person suggested we call her 'vangie' which sounds like a nickname for vagina to me. So. Uhm. NO.

headintheclouds Says:


This is such a gorgeous name! I love it, but I'm not sure I'd use it when it comes to naming a real-life daughter because I hesitate on its being too elaborate and frilly. Everything else about it though, I adore- its meaning, the spelling and way it sounds... There's also beautiful nicknames galore, from Eve, Eva, Evie, Angel, Angeline, or the full name itself (though it is really long, and would most likely be shortened most of the time).

Caroline Says:


I love this!!

AmberLeanneDV Says:


This is my daughter's name too. She's 3 and we get the same remark.

AmberNicole1205 Says:


This is my daughter's name. She is 5 and just started kindergarten. We call her Evie for short. Every time I tell people my daughter's name, I am met with very enthusiastic reviews. People often exclaim, "Wow, what a beautiful name." Evangeline is truly a gem and I highly recommend this name! :-)

Daiseymae Says:


Pretty name and nickname too.

Daiseymae Says:


I like your pronunciation the best. I don't like Evangelyn.

Plutophelia Says:


because there should be an -ine instead of an -yn thats why.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


This name is really pretty

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


It's eh-VAN-jeh-leen

gracexx Says:


I've never heard this name before is it pronounced (evan-j-line) ? Or (even-g-line)

sfamilym Says:


My fiances name is Evan and that's part of why I love this name! I would love to name a daughter after him. I am not pregnant right now but always picking out names for our future children and this is one name that comes up every single time.

Sandra Says:


My daugther name is Evangelyn and for nick name we use Vangie!
One thing for sure people tent to get confuse and call her Evelyn I don't understand why when there's obviously a G in the middle of the name. It's very unique I found out about this name in the movie Nanny McPhee since then I fell in love

Tinymarie Says:


My friend wants to name her baby this but her cousin said she might get called Evagaline. What do you all think?

chunky Says:


This is my daughter's name and we love it. She gets Evie for short. I didn't think it would be as popular as it is but I have to put our surname initial on her things for preschool because there is another Evangeline.

Guest Says:


When I was 11 or 12 I went to summer camp where there was a girl named Evangeline. I thought "hmmm that's very religious" but nowadays I think it's gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous!

Renee5322 Says:


Gorgeous name! I fell in love with it after seeing The Princess and the Frog which has the song "Ma Belle Evangeline" :)

faithnamer Says:


I love this name without any nickname! It's so beautiful!

heather75402 Says:


I really love this name with the nn Evan!

MaryKathryn Says:


Absolutely lovely!

raevynstar Says:


I love this name. :D

Erin Says:


My 13 year old's name is Evangeline and she goes by Evan. I never thought this name would become popular. It wasn't even in the top 1000 back in 2000. She is named after the song Evangeline by Mathew Sweet. I hope she decides to go by it someday but luckily I like Evan too.