The name Evans is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "the Lord is gracious". Evans and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (8)".
From the experts:
Evans is an historic Welsh patronymic surname, derived from Evan, which is a form of John. With Evan's popularity in the U.S. and the U.K. -- it's a Top 50 names -- the stylish s-ending version may also be on the rise.