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Origin: Welsh

Meaning: an Anglicized form of Iefan, the Welsh form of John meaning "Yahweh is gracious".

Evan can also be a short form of names like Evangelos, a Greek masculine name meaning "bringer of good news" or "bringing good news", or Evander, a Greek masculine name meaning "good man"; Evander can also be an Anglicized form of Iomhar, a Scottish form of Ivor from Old Norse Ivarr meaning "yew, bow warrior" from Scandanavian elements yr (yew, bow) and arr (warrior).

  • Iefan (Welsh)
  • Ifan (Welsh)
  • Ioan (Welsh)
  • Iwan (Welsh)
  • Ieuan (Welsh)
  • Yevan (Welsh)

Feminine forms:
  • Evanna 
  • Evana