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Evelyn

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 122 122 0
1881 116 116 0
1882 125 125 0
1883 139 139 0
1884 170 170 0
1885 191 191 0
1886 203 203 0
1887 194 194 0
1888 237 237 0
1889 320 320 0
1890 316 316 0
1891 362 362 0
1892 418 418 0
1893 457 457 0
1894 491 491 0 #99 girl name
1895 630 630 0 #87 girl name
1896 646 646 0 #84 girl name
1897 690 690 0 #80 girl name
1898 836 836 0 #76 girl name
1899 802 802 0 #74 girl name
1900 1,123 1,116 7 #70 girl name
1901 971 966 5 #62 girl name
1902 1,156 1,151 5 #59 girl name
1903 1,219 1,211 8 #54 girl name
1904 1,378 1,371 7 #50 girl name
1905 1,671 1,661 10 #45 girl name
1906 2,087 2,077 10 #32 girl name
1907 3,047 3,035 12 #18 girl name
1908 2,866 2,857 9 #20 girl name
1909 3,165 3,157 8 #18 girl name
1910 3,790 3,776 14 #17 girl name
1911 4,086 4,075 11 #16 girl name
1912 5,638 5,620 18 #13 girl name
1913 6,700 6,681 19 #12 girl name
1914 8,525 8,506 19 #11 girl name
1915 11,618 11,594 24 #10 girl name
1916 11,916 11,890 26 #11 girl name
1917 12,561 12,532 29 #11 girl name
1918 13,524 13,493 31 #11 girl name
1919 13,348 13,321 27 #11 girl name
1920 13,862 13,838 24 #12 girl name
1921 14,309 14,279 30 #12 girl name
1922 13,349 13,318 31 #13 girl name
1923 13,210 13,172 38 #12 girl name
1924 13,395 13,356 39 #12 girl name
1925 12,540 12,504 36 #12 girl name
1926 11,820 11,780 40 #13 girl name
1927 11,534 11,497 37 #15 girl name
1928 10,577 10,536 41 #17 girl name
1929 9,921 9,882 39 #19 girl name
1930 9,585 9,535 50 #19 girl name
1931 8,529 8,490 39 #24 girl name
1932 7,999 7,958 41 #23 girl name
1933 6,967 6,944 23 #30 girl name
1934 7,013 6,978 35 #29 girl name
1935 6,590 6,559 31 #31 girl name
1936 6,138 6,107 31 #34 girl name
1937 5,796 5,762 34 #36 girl name
1938 5,712 5,689 23 #38 girl name
1939 5,367 5,327 40 #40 girl name
1940 5,007 4,983 24 #48 girl name
1941 4,953 4,930 23 #50 girl name
1942 4,958 4,939 19 #53 girl name
1943 4,927 4,912 15 #53 girl name
1944 4,530 4,514 16 #57 girl name
1945 4,390 4,377 13 #57 girl name
1946 4,910 4,889 21 #65 girl name
1947 5,257 5,245 12 #72 girl name
1948 4,859 4,845 14 #74 girl name
1949 4,542 4,526 16 #80 girl name
1950 4,283 4,273 10 #86 girl name
1951 4,241 4,227 14 #88 girl name
1952 4,166 4,153 13 #90 girl name
1953 4,076 4,064 12 #94 girl name
1954 3,968 3,955 13
1955 3,830 3,812 18
1956 3,757 3,739 18
1957 3,648 3,637 11
1958 3,291 3,275 16
1959 3,283 3,263 20
1960 3,231 3,222 9
1961 2,955 2,937 18
1962 2,789 2,782 7
1963 2,579 2,565 14
1964 2,391 2,378 13
1965 2,010 2,004 6
1966 1,878 1,869 9
1967 1,733 1,724 9
1968 1,650 1,644 6
1969 1,463 1,454 9
1970 1,475 1,466 9
1971 1,306 1,298 8
1972 1,071 1,062 9
1973 1,025 1,016 9
1974 950 941 9
1975 870 865 5
1976 829 821 8
1977 834 834 0
1978 821 821 0
1979 850 850 0
1980 871 861 10
1981 1,039 1,029 10
1982 1,392 1,375 17
1983 1,152 1,139 13
1984 1,060 1,049 11
1985 1,145 1,132 13
1986 1,088 1,079 9
1987 1,028 1,012 16
1988 1,139 1,124 15
1989 1,189 1,170 19
1990 1,315 1,301 14
1991 1,276 1,267 9
1992 1,434 1,413 21
1993 1,352 1,346 6
1994 1,462 1,452 10
1995 1,515 1,506 9
1996 1,604 1,595 9
1997 1,571 1,571 0
1998 1,707 1,707 0
1999 1,963 1,963 0
2000 2,222 2,222 0
2001 2,698 2,692 6
2002 3,377 3,370 7 #98 girl name
2003 3,712 3,700 12 #88 girl name
2004 3,774 3,763 11 #84 girl name
2005 4,493 4,485 8 #71 girl name
2006 4,758 4,748 10 #65 girl name
2007 5,056 5,050 6 #55 girl name
2008 5,104 5,094 10 #54 girl name
2009 5,580 5,580 0 #40 girl name
2010 5,846 5,838 8 #39 girl name
2011 6,712 6,704 8 #24 girl name
2012 6,883 6,870 13 #27 girl name
2013 7,667 7,653 14 #20 girl name
2014 8,739 8,734 5 #16 girl name
2015 9,330 9,313 17 #15 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Evelyn

  • How many people with the first name Evelyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 543,906 babies born with the first name Evelyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Evelyn to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Evelyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 122 new born babies.
  • When was Evelyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Evelyn is Friday, April 10th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Evelyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Evelyn was in 1921 with a total of 14,279 babies. That's a lot of babies named Evelyn!
  • Random Evelyn Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Evelyn ranks 20th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 45 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Evelyn: Your name in reverse order is Nyleve. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ylneve. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Evelyn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,278 people with the last name Evelyn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Evelyn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Evelyn as their last name since less than 1 person in 233k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Evelyn as a first name

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Popularity of Evelyn as a last name

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Common last names for Evelyn

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Nelson
  • Young

Common first names for Evelyn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Evelyn U.S.
  White 33.57% 64.26%
  African American 51.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Evelyn

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Evelyn" mean? The list below shows the origins of Evelyn as well as things modernly associated with the name Evelyn such as celebrities named Evelyn.

English

Origin and Meaning of Evelyn

The name "Evelyn" is of English origin, and it means "Beautiful Bird". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Medieval English form of the Old French female name Aveline, diminutive of the Germanic root avi, of uncertain meaning, possibly "desired, wished for", or aval "strength". By folk etymology the female name is seen as a diminutive of Eve.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A matronymic surname​.
  3. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

Evelyn was also found in the following language(s): German and Norwegian

Notable Persons With the Name Evelyn

Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was a novel, biography, short story, travelogue, autobiography, satire, humour, and travel literature writer. He was most active from 1923 to present. Evelyn was born on October 28th, 1903 in London, England, United Kingdom. He died on April 10th, 1966.

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Evelyn Sharma

Evelyn Sharma is an influential somebody. Evelyn was given the name Evelyn Lakshmi Sharma on July 12th, 1986 in Frankfurt.

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Evelyn N. Farkas

Evelyn N. Farkas is a noteworthy somebody.

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Evelyn Ward

Evelyn Ward was an actress and actor. She was most active from 1949 to 1965. Evelyn was born on May 21st, 1923 in West Orange, New Jersey, U.S. She died on December 23rd, 2012.

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Evelyn Nesbit

Evelyn Nesbit was a model, chorus girl, and actress. Evelyn was given the name Florence Evelyn Nesbit on December 25th, 1884 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. Evelyn is also known as Evelyn Nesbit-Thaw and Evelyn Nesbit Thaw. She left this life on January 17th, 1967.

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Evelyn Lozada

Evelyn Lozada is a television personality, model, and spokesmodel.Her ongoing career started in 2010. Evelyn was given the name Evelyn Alexandra Lozada on December 10th, 1975 in Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

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  • Evelyn Glennie
    (musician)
  • Evelyn Keyes
    (actress)
  • Evelyn Ankers
    (actress)
  • Evelyn Mase
    (important somebody)
  • Evelyn Ng
    (poker player)
  • Evelyn Underhill
    (novelist)
  • Sue Carol
    (actress)
  • The Earl of Cromer
    (office holder)
  • Evelyn Sanguinetti
    (47th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois)
  • Evelyn Venable
    (actress)
  • Sir Evelyn Wood
    (constable of the tower)
  • Evelyn Brent
    (actress)
  • Evelyn Lincoln
    (Personal Secretary to the President)
  • Everlyn Sampi
    (actress)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Evelyn

Judith Evelyn

Judith Evelyn was an actress. She was most active from 1941 to present. Judith was given the name Evelyn Morris on March 20th, 1909 in Seneca, South Dakota. Judith is also known as Morris and Evelyn. She died on May 7th, 1967.

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Evelyn

Evelyn is a musician. She was most active from 2001 to 2001. Evelyn was given the name Evelyn Valerie Zangger on December 6th, 1980. Evelyn is also known as Evel7n.

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Deborah Evelyn

Deborah Evelyn is an actor and actress. Deborah was given the name Deborah Evelyn Sochaczewski on March 12th, 1966 in Rio de Janeiro.

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William John Evelyn

William John Evelyn was a leading person. William was born on July 27th, 1822. He left this life in 1908.

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William Evelyn

William Evelyn was an important human. William was born on February 10th, 1723. He passed away on August 13th, 1783.

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John Evelyn

John Evelyn was an influential human. John was born on December 13th, 1655. He died on March 24th, 1699.

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What does the name Evelyn mean?

Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Vis for valor, your strength.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Yis for young, the years never show!

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

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