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Evelyn

[ eev-lin for 1, 3; ev-uh-lin for 2, or, especially British, eev-lin, ee-vuh-lin ]
/ ˈiv lɪn for 1, 3; ˈɛv ə lɪn for 2, or, especially British, ˈiv lɪn, ˈi və lɪn /
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noun

John, 1620–1706, English diarist.
Also Ev·e·lynne. a female given name, form of Eve.
Chiefly British. a male given name.

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Evelyn
/ (ˈiːvlɪn, ˈɛv-) /

noun

John. 1620–1706, English author, noted chiefly for his diary (1640–1706)
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