Evelyn is a unisex name that is more common for naming baby girls than boys. It is pronounced with two syllables, EHV-eh-lyn in the United States though it is EVE-lyn, in the UK. The French version of Evelyn is Aveline. In Latin, the name Avellana takes on the meaning 'hazelnut'.
The name Evelyn is so popular that it has been used in various songs and stories over the past few decades. Evelyn Nesbit and Evelyn Keyes are the well-known identities with this beautiful name. Despite the fact that it is an old name, this lovely sounding name still makes moms smile even today.