Evelina has not been a top 1,000 baby name in America since 1908. It is almost back, however, at just over rank 1,200. This dainty baby name is a gorgeous option if you want something different than the ever-popular Evelyn that means the same.

Meaning of the name Evelina:

French: beautiful bird, desired
Slavic: beautiful bird, desired

Origin of the name Evelina:

Most agree that Evelina is the Slavic version of the French baby name Aveline, which also created the English baby name, Evelyn. Some state, however, that it is the Latin variation of Aveline. In either case, the name was popular in the Middle Ages, coming back to popularity through the book “Evelina” by Fanny Burney.

Symbolism of the name Evelina:

Evelina means “beautiful bird” ultimately because of the French baby name Aveline. This baby name came to the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe because of the Norman Invasion, eventually becoming Evelyn or Evelina. It comes from the ancient Germanci name Avila, which comes from the root word “avi” meaning “desired.”

Baby name Evelina

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Evelina is a sweet baby name for girls.

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Emotion evoked from the name Evelina:

Evelina feels kind and pure. It is a wholesome name with a sense of formality.

Alternative spellings for the name Evelina:

  • Evelinna
  • Evellina
  • Evelyna
  • Evellyna
  • Evelynna

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Popularity of the name Evelina:

Evelina is almost back on the top 1,000 list at rank 1,135 after an almost century-long hiatus. The last year it was on the Social Security Popularity Index was in 1908 at rank 839. The highest Evelina ever ranked was in 1903 at number 795.

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Famous people with the name Evelina:

  • Evelina Sasenko (jazz singer)
  • Evelina Haverfield (suffragist in the United Kingdom)
  • Evelina de Rothschild (socialite in England)
  • Evelina Papoulia (actress, “Brousko”)
  • Evelina Papantoniou (Miss Greece from 2001)
  • Evelina Petrova (composer)

Evelinas in popular culture:

  • Evelina (character from “Evelina” book by Fanny Burney)
  • Evelina (character from Civil War era song “Sweet Evelina”)