Evelyn

Evelyn - A unique female name



  Mar 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Evelyn, meaning wished for child, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #17. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Evelyn and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Evelyn? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Evelyn. The baby girl name Evelyn was given to 6,837 baby girls in 2012, ranking #27 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 207 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Evelyn peaked in popularity 104 years ago in 1915 on position 10.



Famous with this name

Evelyn Keyes
Evelyn Vargas
Evelyn Lindsey


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Rating: 5/5 (42 people)


Evelyn is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Evelyn is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #6 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #132.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Evelyn is where you live.


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Evelyn origin and meaning

Evelyn is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means wished for child. To see famous people named Evelyn, pop culture references for the name Evelyn and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Evelyn

We've found the following names that sound similar to Evelyn, sorted by popularity.

Evelin / Evalyn / Evelynn / Evelyne / Evelina / Evalynn / Eveline / Evelena / Evalina / Evelynne /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201227
201124
201039
200939
200854
200755
200665
200571
200484
200389
200298
2001127
2000150
1999163
1998179
1997192
1996190
1995196
1994202
1993212
1992202
1991224
1990222
1989240
1988238
1987255
1986242
1985230
1984243
1983222
1982198
1981248
1980291
1979285
1978282
1977288
1976282
1975279
1974274
1973250
1972254
1971234
1970215
1969215
1968193
1967184
1966177
1965176
1964164
1963159
1962153
1961146
1960137
1959134
1958134
1957125
1956120
1955112
1954109
195394
195290
195188
195086
194980
194874
194772
194665
194557
194457
194353
194253
194150
194048
193940
193838
193736
193634
193531
193429
193330
193223
193124
193019
192919
192817
192715
192613
192512
192412
192312
192213
192112
192012
191911
191811
191711
191611
191510
191411
191312
191213
191116
191017

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota6
Wisconsin8
Colorado9
Washington11
Oregon12
Vermont15
Nebraska16
Alaska16
California16
Idaho17
New Mexico19
Texas19
Utah20
Illinois21
Arizona22
Iowa24
Kansas25
Oklahoma25
Michigan25
New Hampshire27
Indiana27
Ohio27
Massachusetts28
Maine28
Missouri28
Virginia33
Tennessee35
North Carolina36
Nevada39
District of Columbia39
Montana39
Pennsylvania40
New York41
Maryland41
Rhode Island44
South Carolina44
Georgia44
Arkansas45
North Dakota47
Kentucky51
Connecticut51
Wyoming54
Delaware55
South Dakota56
Alabama58
Florida70
New Jersey79
Louisiana91
Hawaii103
Mississippi104
West Virginia132

Even more about Evelyn


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Evelyn a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Evelyn?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1915
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Evelyn
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 207
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +6,837

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