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ev-un Gracious , Young warrior.


Evan is a gender-neutral name and is of Welsh origin. It can be used for both girls and boys. It means gracious , Young warrior. Though a unisex name, this name is trendier as a boy’s name than as a girl’s. Pronounced as ev-un, the name is currently in the top 10 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 250 of U.S birth chart of the year 2023.

Evan has some other meanings in other languages. It means “youth” or “young warrior” in Gaelic word. In Hebrew, it literally means “rock” while the old English translates the name Evan to “the king”. The name Evan carries a sense of Welsh heritage, has a strong and solid meaning, and has gained popularity in recent years. Its simplicity and versatility make it a timeless choice for parents seeking a classic yet modern name for their child. Although Evan has a minor slip from its best, ranking at #39 in the US most popular baby names for the year 2009 to #96 in 2019, the name is still going strong and has been in the top 100 consecutively for almost three decades now.




Evan can be used for both boys and girls.


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The rank of Evan in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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