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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Evans

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  • A submission from Idaho, United States says the name Evans means "Gift of god" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Evans is of Welsh origin and means "The population of wales".
  • A user from Ghana says the name Evans is of Canadian origin and means "Anointing".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Evans is of Welsh origin and means "A surname originating from the welsh name 'Ifan', meaning Evan.".
  • A user from Ghana says the name Evans is of African origin and means "Amoah".
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  1. British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941)
  2. United States anatomist who identified four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1882-1971)
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  1. A patronymic surname​ common in Wales, derived from the given name Evan (or Ifan in Welsh).

Notable Persons Named Evans

Evans was born on November 26th, 1936.

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Evans Fordyce Carlson is a military person. His military service ended in 1921.

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Evans Kangwa is a soccer player for the Hapoel Ra'anana A.F.C., Nkana F.C., and Zambia national football team. Evans was born on June 21st, 1994 in Kasama, Zambia.

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Evans Spencer is an athlete for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Evans was born on May 26th, 1993 in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

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Evans Kidero is a Governor of Nairobi County and Governor ofNairobi County. Evans was born on May 20th, 1957 in Nairobi.

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Evans Wadongo is an engineer. Evans was born on March 11th, 1986 in Kakamega, Kenya.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Evans

Luke Evans is an actor and singer. His ongoing career started in 2000. Luke was born on April 15th, 1979 in Pontypool, Wales, UK.

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Chris Evans is an actor. He was most active from 1999 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Robert Evans on June 13th, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Matthew Rhys is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1997. Matthew was given the name Matthew Rhys Evans on November 8th, 1974 in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

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Judy Greer is an actress and former fashion model. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Judy was given the name Judith Therese Evans on July 20th, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Faith was given the name Faith Renée Evans on June 10th, 1973 in Lakeland, Florida, U.S.

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Rhys Ifans is an actor. He has been prominent since 1990. Rhys was given the name Rhys Owain Evans on July 22nd, 1967 in Haverfordwest.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 7 0 7
1882 12 0 12
1885 5 0 5
1886 14 0 14
1887 6 0 6
1888 14 0 14
1889 16 0 16
1890 14 0 14
1891 7 0 7
1892 15 0 15
1893 11 0 11
1894 9 0 9
1895 13 0 13
1896 20 0 20
1897 8 0 8
1898 18 0 18
1899 11 0 11
1900 12 0 12
1901 10 0 10
1902 15 0 15
1903 15 0 15
1904 12 0 12
1905 13 0 13
1906 14 0 14
1907 8 0 8
1908 13 0 13
1909 15 0 15
1910 24 0 24
1911 21 0 21
1912 34 0 34
1913 33 0 33
1914 54 0 54
1915 71 0 71
1916 81 0 81
1917 75 0 75
1918 73 0 73
1919 67 0 67
1920 78 0 78
1921 83 6 77
1922 68 0 68
1923 77 0 77
1924 61 0 61
1925 45 0 45
1926 70 0 70
1927 60 0 60
1928 58 0 58
1929 54 0 54
1930 64 0 64
1931 52 0 52
1932 47 0 47
1933 45 0 45
1934 38 0 38
1935 46 0 46
1936 49 0 49
1937 43 0 43
1938 38 0 38
1939 34 0 34
1940 40 0 40
1941 38 0 38
1942 42 0 42
1943 45 0 45
1944 52 0 52
1945 36 0 36
1946 57 0 57
1947 56 0 56
1948 49 0 49
1949 61 0 61
1950 57 0 57
1951 42 0 42
1952 33 0 33
1953 60 0 60
1954 46 0 46
1955 38 0 38
1956 61 0 61
1957 43 0 43
1958 36 0 36
1959 30 0 30
1960 43 0 43
1961 41 0 41
1962 36 0 36
1963 28 0 28
1964 39 0 39
1965 35 0 35
1966 35 0 35
1967 32 0 32
1968 34 0 34
1969 35 0 35
1970 37 5 32
1971 38 0 38
1972 38 0 38
1973 17 0 17
1974 25 0 25
1975 17 0 17
1976 33 0 33
1977 28 0 28
1978 33 0 33
1979 28 0 28
1980 28 0 28
1981 37 0 37
1982 42 0 42
1983 36 0 36
1984 28 0 28
1985 41 0 41
1986 42 0 42
1987 36 0 36
1988 39 0 39
1989 37 0 37
1990 42 0 42
1991 39 0 39
1992 31 0 31
1993 30 0 30
1994 31 0 31
1995 32 0 32
1996 23 0 23
1997 27 0 27
1998 31 0 31
1999 38 0 38
2000 32 0 32
2001 35 0 35
2002 22 0 22
2003 33 0 33
2004 37 0 37
2005 28 0 28
2006 35 0 35
2007 40 0 40
2008 38 0 38
2009 29 0 29
2010 43 6 37
2011 36 0 36
2012 37 0 37
2013 57 7 50
2014 45 6 39
2015 44 6 38
2016 62 7 55
2017 47 0 47

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Popularity of Evans as a first name

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Popularity of Evans as a last name

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Common last names for Evans

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  • Smith
  • Williams
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  • Walker
  • Taylor
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  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Thompson
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Evans U.S.
  White 68.39% 64.26%
  African American 25.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Evans

People with the last name Evans are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Evans

  • How Popular is the name Evans? Evans is the 3,815th most popular name of all time. As a last name Evans was the 53rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Evans have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,944 babies born with the first name Evans in the United States. That's more than enough people named Evans to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Evans? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Evans first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Evans is Monday, December 2nd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Evans born? The highest recorded use of the first name Evans was in 1916 with a total of 81 babies.
  • Random Evans Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Evans is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Evans: Your name in reverse order is Snave. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Avnse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Evans? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 355,593 people with the last name Evans.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Evans? Evans was ranked as the 53rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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