Evan

Evan

[ev-uhn]
noun
a male given name, Welsh form of John.
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Evan
masc. proper name, Welsh form of John, form influenced perhaps by Welsh ieuanc "young man" (cognate of L. juvenis), from Celt. *yowanko-, from PIE *yeu- "vital force, youthful vigor" (see young).
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