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ˈiv lɪneve·lyn

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  1. Evelynnoun

    A female given name from the Germanic languages.

    Beautiful Evelyn Hope is dead! / Sit and watch by her side an hour.

  2. Evelynnoun

    A matronymic surname.

  3. Evelynnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  4. Etymology: 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. Evelyn

    Evelyn is a 2002 drama film, loosely based on the true story of Desmond Doyle and his fight against the Irish courts to be reunited with his children. The film stars Sophie Vavasseur in the title role, Pierce Brosnan as her father and Aidan Quinn, Julianna Margulies and Stephen Rea as supporters to Doyle's case. The film had a limited release in the United States, starting on December 13, 2002 and was later followed by the United Kingdom release on March 21, 2003. The film was produced by, with others, Brosnan's own production company, Irish DreamTime. It opened to positive reviews.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Evelyn is ranked #20697 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Evelyn surname appeared 1,278 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Evelyn.

    51.1% or 654 total occurrences were Black.
    33.5% or 429 total occurrences were White.
    9.8% or 126 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.6% or 47 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for Evelyn »

  1. evenly

  2. levyne

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evelyn in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Evelyn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Evelyn in a Sentence

  1. Tom Carper:

    My gut tells me that they believe that Kerri Evelyn Harris is the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and they believe that I'm somehow Tom Carper, they think that New York City is New York City. And I think they're mistaken on all three counts.

  2. Marissa Hoechstetter:

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and The DA office simply do not have the public trust or credibility to conduct an investigation, and we call on Governor( Evelyn Yang) Cuomo and Attorney General( Letitia) James to immediately appoint a special prosecutor in Evelyn Yang place.

  3. Sri da Avabhas:

    Evelyn slapped Raymond on the back with a laugh. You must be starved old friend. Come into my apartments, and we'll suffer through a deep breakfast of pure sunlight.

  4. Angela Boswell:

    Well the reason I didn't report it or anything was I knew the person who had Evelyn Boswell of East Tennessee, and I didn't want them to run away with Evelyn Boswell of East Tennessee, and as soon as they thought anything was going on they just kinda vanished. So I'm just kinda worried, you know, about where they are at. What they're doing with Evelyn Boswell of East Tennessee at this point in time.

  5. Bernard Collaery:

    Of course he believed Ken and Evelyn were keeping tabs on him. That’s how it works in China, he became very worried about it.

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