While Evan has been a go-to name in Wales for centuries, it’s only recently become one of the “in” names in the US. The Welsh version of the classic John, the name has a certain easy-going quality that parents seem to love. Evan is also a super-hot boy name in France right now.


  • celtic: Young warrior
  • scottish: Variant of John
  • welsh:

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Gold-medal Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek, Author Evan Thomas

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Jenny McCarthy, Son of Diana Ross, Son of Bruce Springsteen