Evangeline Name Meaning & Origin

Evangeline

Pronunciation: eh-VAN-jə-leen, eh-VAN-jə-liyn (key)

Origin of the name Evangeline:

Coined from the Latin evangelium (good news, the Gospel).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Angie, Eva, Evan, Evie, Lina, Vangie

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Nicknames for Evangeline

Evy, Eva, Eve, Evie, Lina, Angie, Vange, Vangie, Evan, Angel, Gilly, Annie, Anne, Ella, Ellie, Evania, Tangerine, Linnie, Effie/Effy, Vannah, Van

Meanings and history of the name Evangeline

Evangeline comes from Greek and means "bringer of good news"; there is a male form in Greece, Evangelos.

Famous real-life people named Evangeline

Evangeline Lilly, actress (on Lost)
Evangeline Booth, social worker and commander of the Salvation Army
Evangeline Bell Bruce, socialite, philanthropist, and second wife of ambassador David K.E. Bruce
Evangeline Faith (daughter of Ashley and Tyson Gardner from Utah who have quadruplets)

Evangeline in song, story & screen

"Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie" is an epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem, which is based on a true (semi-tragic) love story, contributed to the name's rise popularity, particularly among Catholics and especially French-American Catholics as in Louisiana. (For more, listen to the two tracks by poet and critic Dana Gioia on volume 53 of the Mars Hill Audio Journal.)

In the movie "Nanny McPhee", Evangeline is a very positive, sweet character.
Evangeline Burnett is the younger sister of Aaron Burnett, main character in the book series "The Medallion of Franzek" by the argentine writer Canela Lopez Fassón
Evangeline St. Clare, nicknamed Eva, is an angelic child character in the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" who has a positive effect on everyone around her.
"Evangeline", song by Matthew Sweet
"Evangeline", song by Stan Rogers
"Evangeline Rose", song by Marc Broussard
"Evangeline", song by The Icicle Works
Evangeline is the name of an online comic: http://www.evangelinethecomic.com/
Evangeline is the name of the star/firefly in Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"
"Ma Belle Evangeline", from "The Princess and the Frog"
"Evangeline: The Last Waltz," song played by The Band and Emmylou Harris in the movie The Last Waltz
"Evangeline" by Los Lobos sung by the Jerry Garcia Band
Evangeline A.K. McDowell is a day-walking vampire in the series Negima! by Ken Akamatsu
"Evangeline" by the punk rock band Bad Religion
Evangeline Samos is a character in the Red Queen series written by Victoria Aveyard

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