- John,1620–1706, English diarist.
- Also Ev·e·lynne. a female given name, form of Eve.
- Chiefly British. a male given name.
- AlecAlexander Raban, 1898–1981, English novelist, traveler, and lecturer (son of Arthur, brother of Evelyn).
- Arthur,1866–1943, English literary critic, publisher, and editor (father of Alec and Evelyn).
- Evelyn (Arthur St. John),1903–66, English novelist, satirist, biographer, and author of books on travel (son of Arthur, brother of Alec).
- Frederick Judd,1861–1940, U.S. painter and illustrator.
Examples from the Web for evelyn
Borges had an almost Evelyn Waugh-like capacity for sucking up to the upper classes.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else
October 24, 2014
Yup, Evelyn and Donald Knapp are “ordained Christian ministers” suing for the right to discriminate.Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination
October 23, 2014
How has transitioning meshed with raising your daughter, Evelyn?Laura Jane Grace’s Trans Punk Rebellion
October 10, 2014
In the end, it was not Leonard who had the guts to press and release—it was Evelyn Aron.
In 1948, Charles Aron, co-owner of Aristocrat, divorced his wife, Evelyn.
There are only Evelyn and I, and I am fifteen years older than she.
"I—she—" began Evelyn, but the look in Emma's eyes was too much for her.
Evelyn had in some way managed to make her a party to her disobedience.
Stepping out into the hall she knocked lightly on Evelyn's door.
She disliked the idea of meeting Evelyn in the dean's office.
- John. 1620–1706, English author, noted chiefly for his diary (1640–1706)
- Evelyn (Arthur St John) (ˈiːvlɪn). 1903–66, English novelist. His early satirical novels include Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934), and Scoop (1938). His later novels include the more sombre Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the trilogy of World War II Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and Unconditional Surrender (1961)
- Mark (Edward). born 1965, Australian cricketer: a batsman, he scored 8029 runs in 128 test matches (1991–2002)
- his twin brother Steve, full name Stephen Roger Waugh. born 1965, Australian cricketer: a batsman, he scored 10,927 runs in 168 test matches and captained Australia to victory in the 1999 World Cup
Word Origin and History for 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.