Evan
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
EV-ən
Meaning
God is merciful
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Evan is derived from Iefan, itself a Welsh variant of John. John originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Throughout history it was borne by numerous kings, princes, emperors, popes and saints, the most famous being John the Baptist and John the Apostle. More recently, the famous bearers include John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

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Evan Dando - musician
Evan Farmer - actor
Evan Handler - actor
Evan Longoria - baseball player
Evan Meek - baseball player
Evan Moore - football player
Evan Parket - jazz musician

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