Rank 9th Girl Name ๐Ÿ”ฅ Popular

In 2022, the name Evelyn was 9th most popular baby name for girls and 22nd most popular baby name overall. In 2022, 9,295 babies were named Evelyn in the United States.

In 2022, 1 out of every 362 babies in the United States were named Evelyn. In a classroom of 30 students, there is approximately a 8% chance that another student would have the same name. Today, the average age of someone named Evelyn is around 21 to 33 years old.

The name "Evelyn" is relatively common.

Nicknames for Evelyn include Evie, Eve and Lyn.

Evelyn Meaning & Origin

The name Evelyn, of English origin, means 'wished for child' or 'radiance', symbolizing the happiness and light a child brings into the world.

The name Evelyn is described as elegant, vintage and perspicacious.


Evelyn is pronounced eve-lyn in English. The name Evelyn has 6 letters and 2 or 3 syllables, depending on pronunciation.

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Name Trends (1972 to Present)

The yellow line indicates overall rank of the name. The pink and blue area indicates the total number of girls and boys named "Evelyn".

Fun Facts about Evelyn

  • The name Evelyn transitioned from a primarily masculine name in the 19th century to a predominantly female name in the 20th century.

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