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The first name 

Evlyn is a first name for girls.

Evlyn – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a girl named Evlyn in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Evlyn in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Evlyn by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Evlyn ranks at #9,034. That means there are 9,033 more common girls names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Evlyn.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Evlyn -
once in a blue moon

Do you know the feeling when you go to the zoo and the animal that is supposed to be in the enclosure is not there? You know it should to be there, but you've never seen it? It's the same with Evlyn. Girls named Evlyn have made themselves scarce. But some parents got a taste for it many years ago: Reaching pos. 1,065 Evlyn ranked higher than ever in 1912. By comparison, there have been 72 years in which the first name Evlyn has not been given at all (or less than 5 times, which is the minimum number required for a name to be included in the statistics), most recently in 2022. In general, parents name their daughters Evlyn only once in a blue moon, so girls and women with this name can consider themselves really special!

In years where the graph has no value, the name Evlyn was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Evlyn -
at home in Alabama and Texas

If you ever wanted to meet a girl or a woman named Evlyn, you have limited options – because girls with this beautiful name are currently living in Alabama and Texas. However, we must admit that a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if tehre are at least five people with that name living there – so it’s quite possible that there are still a few women and girls called Evlyn living in one state or another (if your name is Evlyn and you live outside of Alabama and Texas, we’d really appreciate it if you’d let us know, so we can refine our statistics even further). Which means – if you put this number in relation to the population of the USA – only one in 465,608 girls and women would turn around if you called out the name Evlyn. So, if your name is Evlyn it is very likely that you won’t need a nickname in your peer group, because having the name Evlyn already makes you special.

Evlyn has 5 letters 
and begins with an E

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter E is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for girls' names: 3.9% of all common girls' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of girls' names.

With five letters, the name Evlyn is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 3.9%, E as the first letter in girls' names is almost as common as all 26 letters on average - and of all the girls' names that start with an E, Elizabeth is the most common.

Other names with 
E, v, l, y and n

If you take all the letters in the name Evlyn – E, v, l, y and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Elvyn or Levyn.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Evlyn

If your name is Evlyn and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Evlyn

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Evlyn, you can simply say:






This is how the name Evlyn is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Evlyn in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Evlyn

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Evlyn is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Evlyn

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Evlyn sounds like this: