Evan

First Name
266k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Evan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Evan

"Evan" is a name of Welsh origin, and it means "God is Good". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name, a Welsh form of John.

Evan was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto

Notable Persons Named Evan

Evan Rachel Wood is an actress. She has been prominent since 1994. Evan was born on September 7th, 1987 in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.

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Evan Peters is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Evan was born on January 20th, 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Evan Spiegel is a ceo of snapchat, chief executive officer, and ceoof snapchat. Evan was given the name Evan Thomas Spiegel on June 4th, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Evan Turner is a basketball player for the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2010. Evan was born on October 27th, 1988 in Chicago.

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Evan Goldberg is a screenwriter, film producer, and film director. He was most active from 2004 to present. Evan was born in 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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He was most active from 2006 to present. Evan was given the name Evan Olav Næss by his parents Arne Næss, Jr., and Diana Ross on August 26th, 1988 in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S. Evan is also known as Næss and Evan Olav (full name).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Evan

John Evan is a progressive rock musician. His ongoing career started in 1960. John was given the name John Spencer Evans on March 28th, 1948 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. John is also known as John Evans.

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Rob Evan is a musician. Rob was given the name Robert Evan .

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Jared Evan is a soul music, pop music, and hip hop music singing, record producer, and rapping. He has had major accomplishments since 2010. Jared was born on September 21st, 1989 in Great Neck, New York.

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Gerald Evan is a in the fields of cancer, disease, myc, and p53. Gerald was born on August 17th, 1955.

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Griffith was born on September 22nd, 1861. He died on December 25th, 1924.

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He left this life on August 21st, 1876.

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How popular is the baby name Evan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 22 0 22
1881 24 0 24
1882 12 0 12
1883 18 0 18
1884 22 0 22
1885 23 0 23
1886 11 0 11
1887 21 0 21
1888 22 0 22
1889 17 0 17
1890 22 0 22
1891 18 0 18
1892 20 0 20
1893 17 0 17
1894 25 0 25
1895 13 0 13
1896 14 0 14
1897 17 0 17
1898 24 0 24
1899 17 0 17
1900 24 0 24
1901 24 0 24
1902 20 0 20
1903 22 0 22
1904 12 0 12
1905 20 0 20
1906 26 0 26
1907 20 0 20
1908 25 0 25
1909 25 0 25
1910 31 0 31
1911 29 0 29
1912 77 0 77
1913 92 0 92
1914 99 0 99
1915 154 5 149
1916 187 5 182
1917 167 6 161
1918 185 7 178
1919 132 0 132
1920 159 0 159
1921 164 7 157
1922 191 9 182
1923 147 0 147
1924 177 7 170
1925 165 8 157
1926 135 8 127
1927 169 5 164
1928 135 5 130
1929 126 7 119
1930 125 0 125
1931 112 0 112
1932 116 0 116
1933 115 7 108
1934 136 0 136
1935 112 6 106
1936 97 0 97
1937 120 0 120
1938 128 0 128
1939 131 5 126
1940 134 8 126
1941 128 0 128
1942 161 7 154
1943 148 0 148
1944 136 0 136
1945 146 8 138
1946 166 0 166
1947 211 0 211
1948 170 5 165
1949 181 6 175
1950 219 11 208
1951 236 10 226
1952 298 9 289
1953 287 11 276
1954 303 16 287
1955 333 10 323
1956 373 16 357
1957 313 13 300
1958 339 9 330
1959 409 13 396
1960 465 15 450
1961 498 13 485
1962 511 14 497
1963 464 8 456
1964 621 13 608
1965 574 16 558
1966 558 9 549
1967 499 7 492
1968 457 5 452
1969 560 15 545
1970 603 7 596
1971 566 16 550
1972 568 8 560
1973 579 7 572
1974 639 8 631
1975 637 13 624
1976 794 14 780
1977 1,031 24 1,007
1978 1,185 26 1,159
1979 1,432 27 1,405
1980 1,657 32 1,625
1981 2,030 58 1,972
1982 2,730 60 2,670
1983 3,122 76 3,046 #93 boy name
1984 3,021 83 2,938 #98 boy name
1985 3,322 103 3,219 #91 boy name
1986 3,977 92 3,885 #81 boy name
1987 3,949 83 3,866 #83 boy name
1988 4,415 81 4,334 #74 boy name
1989 5,036 114 4,922 #69 boy name
1990 5,419 111 5,308 #71 boy name
1991 5,593 142 5,451 #70 boy name
1992 6,178 127 6,051 #66 boy name
1993 6,190 103 6,087 #62 boy name
1994 5,990 99 5,891 #62 boy name
1995 6,177 89 6,088 #60 boy name
1996 5,670 91 5,579 #65 boy name
1997 6,085 83 6,002 #61 boy name
1998 6,169 86 6,083 #63 boy name
1999 6,927 77 6,850 #57 boy name
2000 7,417 85 7,332 #55 boy name
2001 7,345 86 7,259 #56 boy name
2002 7,486 102 7,384 #56 boy name
2003 9,533 90 9,443 #44 boy name
2004 10,114 134 9,980 #39 boy name
2005 10,214 109 10,105 #39 boy name
2006 10,226 98 10,128 #42 boy name
2007 10,404 115 10,289 #40 boy name
2008 10,053 131 9,922 #38 boy name
2009 10,381 106 10,275 #35 boy name
2010 9,817 88 9,729 #36 boy name
2011 8,751 100 8,651 #40 boy name
2012 8,021 124 7,897 #47 boy name
2013 7,215 103 7,112 #55 boy name
2014 6,788 76 6,712 #58 boy name
2015 6,002 98 5,904 #67 boy name
2016 5,683 87 5,596 #69 boy name
2017 4,795 86 4,709 #84 boy name

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Popularity of Evan as a first name

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Popularity of Evan as a last name

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Common last names for Evan

  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Evans
  • Thomas
  • Davis
  • Smith
  • Lewis
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davies
  • Edwards
  • Roberts
  • Morgan
  • Miller
  • Morris
  • Wilson
  • Griffith

Common first names for Evan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Evan U.S.
  White 55.86% 64.26%
  African American 14.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 16.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Evan

People with the last name Evan are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Evan

  • What name lists does Evan rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Evan? Evan is the 281st most popular name of all time. In 2017 Evan was the 84th most popular name. As a last name Evan was the 14,706th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Evan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 266,344 babies born with the first name Evan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Evan to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Evan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 22 new born babies.
  • When was Evan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Evan is Wednesday, March 4th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Evan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Evan was in 2007 with a total of 10,289 babies. That's a lot of babies named Evan!
  • Random Evan Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Evan ranks 44th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 31 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Evan: Your name in reverse order is Nave. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Avne. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Evan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,021 people with the last name Evan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Evan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Evan as their last name since less than 1 person in 145k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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