Origin:French
Popularity:26
Meaning:life
Once used for both boys and girls, now mostly girls, Evelyn speaks of old-world grandeur. Over the years, namesakes have evolved from male novelist Evelyn Waugh to infamous chorus girl and artists' model Evelyn Nesbit, disco singer Evelyn "Champagne" King, Olympic gold medalist and sprinter Evelyn Ashford and Basketball Wives’s Evelyn Lozada. Even fictional Evelyns overachieve as proved by Evelyn Mulwray, the femme fatale in 1974 noir film Chinatown (played by Faye Dunaway). In the video game League of Legends, Evelynn the Widowmaker is a top-notch assassin.

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