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Evelyn

[eev-lin for 1, 3; ev-uh-lin for 2, or, esp. British, eev-lin, ee-vuh-lin] /ˈiv lɪn for 1, 3; ˈɛv ə lɪn for 2, or, esp. British, ˈiv lɪn, ˈi və lɪn/
noun
1.
John, 1620–1706, English diarist.
2.
Also, Evelynne. a female given name, form of Eve.
3.
Chiefly British. a male given name.
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Evelyn

/ˈiːvlɪn; ˈɛv-/
noun
1.
John. 1620–1706, English author, noted chiefly for his diary (1640–1706)
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Word Origin and History for j. evelyn

Evelyn

fem. proper name, a double diminutive of Eve or in some cases from Old High German Avelina, from Avi. Popular (top 20) for girls born in U.S. c.1910-1930 and rising in popularity again 2000s.

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