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Evadne

Hearteh-VAD-nee
Greek
"pleasing one"

Evadne Origin and Meaning

The name Evadne is 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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Famous People Named Evadne

  • Evadne Grace PriceAustralian novelist
  • Evadne BakerSouth African actress
  • Evadne de SilvaSri Lankan Senator and philanthropist

Evadne in Pop Culture

  • Evadneseveral Greek mythological figures; including the mother of Iamus by Apollo
  • Evadnesister of Melantius and Diphilus in "The Maid's Tragedy" (1611) by Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Dr. Evadne Hingecharacter created by female impersonator George Logan in the duo Hinge and Bracket
  • EvadneWonder Woman's cousin on TV's "Wonder Woman"
  • Evadnemain character in Rebecca West's short story "Indissoluble Matrimony"
  • Evadnecharacter in Mary Shelley's The Last Man
  • Evadne Claphamminor character in Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time