Evan

[ev-uh n]
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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 Latin juvenis), from Celtic *yowanko-, from PIE *yeu- "vital force, youthful vigor" (see young).

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