Evelyn is a name with English origins. The meaning of the name Evelyn is beautiful bird. Evelyn is a result of combing the name Eve with Lynn. Alternate spellings of the name Evelyn include Evelin, Evalyn, and Evelynn. Nicknames for the name Evelyn include Eve, Ev, and Evvy, and Lynn. Of note, the name Evelyn is used primarily for female in the United States but in Great Britain, it is unisex.
Famous people with the name Evelyn include track star Evelyn Ashford. Evelyn De Morgan was a painter and Evelyn Keyes was an actress. Evelyn was secretary to John F. Kennedy and Evelyn Lau is a poet and novelist. Evelyn Mase was married to Nelson Mandela. Evelyn Waugh was a male writer and Evelyn Robert de Rothschild was a British financier.
Fictional characters named Evelyn include Evelyn Carnahan in The Mummy, Evelyn Salt in Salt, and Evelyn Greenslade in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Evelyn Napier is a male character on the popular Downtown Abbey.
BabyNames.com users who like the name Evelyn also tend to like names that are traditional British names and names that are old-fashioned. Evelyn Waugh was a male English novelist.
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