[ 4 syll. e-van-ge-li-ne, ev-angel-ine ] The baby girl name Evangeline is pronounced iy-VAENJHeh-LayN- or iy-VAENJHeh-LiyiyN †. Evangeline's language of origin is Old Greek. It is predominantly used in English and French. It is from euangelion which means 'gospel, good news' ; eu 'good, well' ; angelma 'news, tidings'. The name is derived from the Latin element 'evangelium' or its Greek equivalent euangelion (meaning 'gospel, good news'), combined with the French feminine diminutive suffix '-ine'; the element is also the root of the English word 'evangelist'. It was possibly first created and popularized as the name of the central character Evangeline Belle-fontaine in the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem 'Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie' (1847). In the Harriet Beecher Stowe novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), Evangeline is the actual name of the character Little Eva. Evangeline was later described as an American name by Charlotte M. Yonge. It is today common among Afro-Americans, and it has spread to the UK. Evangeline is the feminine version of the Greek Evangelos.
Forms of Evangeline include the name Evangel, the name Evangelene, the Greek and Italian Evangelia, the name Evangelica, the English, Italian, Slavic, and Spanish Evangelina, the name Evangelique, the Italian Evangelista, the name Evangelyn, the name Evangelynn, and the Polish Ewangelina.
Evangeline is a popular baby girl name, and it is also perceived as rather trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2016, 0.069% of baby girls were named Evangeline. It was #240 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #277 with a usage of 0.064%, and it was the 2nd most popular after Eva, out of all girl names in its family. The name was thrice as popular as Evangeline in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Evangeline: IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"
Details of famous persons named Evangeline:
Actress Evangeline Lilly, born Nicole Evangeline Lilly 3 August 1979, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.
Salvationist Evangeline Booth, born Evangeline Cory Booth December 25, 1865 - July 17, 1950, South Hackney, London, England.