Name: Evangeline

Origin and Meaning of the Name Evangeline

  • Meaning:
    Good news; bearer of good news
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  • Pronunciation:
    (ee VAN jeh line); (ee VAN jeh leen)
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    Itself (Evangeline)
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Miscellaneous Info for Evangeline

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The name Evangeline was invented by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for his Acadian epic poem, "Evangeline." Though it is derived from Greek elements [euangelion], its use is primarily in the English and French speaking worlds, particularly among the Acadian population of Louisiana.

    Bearers of the name Evangeline include actress Evangeline Lilly and Salvation Army General or leader Evangeline Booth.

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