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Quick Facts on Evie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 559
EE-vee; EV-ee
Simple meaning:
See below

Characteristics of Evie

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Evie

Evie is traditionally considered the diminutive of Eve or Evelyn (which would explain the difference in pronunciation between EE-vee and EV-ee, respectively). However, Evie could be a pet form for any name starting with the “Ev-“ prefix (like Evangeline, Evita) or even for the French Genevieve. There are varying etymologies for all of these different names, so depending on individual interest, please refer to “Name Variations” for more expanded and detailed information. Evie as an independently given name (i.e., a legal first name as opposed to a pet name) follows a certain relaxed naming style somewhat prevalent in English-speaking nations. Other such examples of diminutives being used as outright names include Abbie, Allie, Angie, Annie, Ellie, Mattie, Maggie, Millie and Mollie. Evie goes right along with this trend and is currently a Top 10 favorite in England/Wales. The sweet unassuming Evie is also quite popular in Australia, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Americans haven’t gotten the memo yet, though. Evie is ranked fairly low in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Evie

As mentioned above, Evie developed as a pet form, like a nickname, for names like Eve and Evelyn. Just like with Maggie (Margaret), Abbie (Abigail), Mollie (Mary) and Millie (Mildred), Evie has a certain sweet, innocent and childlike quality. You might be surprised to learn that Evie (as an independently given name) dates back well over 100 years (af far back as we have available data). In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Evie was a moderate favorite. However, as we moved into the 1900s, the name began to waver and fall. Evie vanished from the Top 1000 list of female names and fell off the American charts seemingly for good. In fact, her hiatus from usage would last about 70 years, long forgotten and off the American radar. Then Evie abruptly resurfaced in 2007. The timing of this might have something to do with the character of Evey Hammond (played by Natalie Portman) in the futuristic film “V for Vendetta” (2006). But Evie’s current staying power and growth in usage probably has more to do with that antique charm offset by her delightfully youthful charisma. Evie is, however, a diminutive. As such, as a given name, Evie is quite limiting and fairly informal. You might be doing your daughter a disservice; in other words, if you chose one of the more traditional root names, you can use Evie as her everyday name. When your daughter grows older then she’ll have the option of switching back to a more traditional version of her name (if she wanted to). Just something to think about. But we agree. Evie is pretty cute all by herself.
Popularity of the Girl Name Evie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Evie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Evie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Evie

    Evie Wilcox (Howards End) Evie Wilcox is the youngest Wilcox daughter in E. M. Forster’s 1910 novel, Howards End, about a changing class system in turn of the century England. Evie is a rather self-centered young girl, who acts as her father’s companion after her mother’s death. This is an arrangement which doesn’t last long, however, as she falls in love with her sister-in-law’s uncle, Percy Cahill, and promptly marries him. The fortunes and misfortunes of the Wilcoxes and the Schlegels, and their unbreakable links to the estate, Howards End, mean little to this typical teen. In the beautifully executed 1992 movie of the same name, Evie’s character is nicely drawn by Jemma Redgrave, of British acting nobility.

  • Popular Songs on Evie

    Popular Songs on Evie

    Evie - a song by Stevie Wright

    Evie - I'm Losing You - a song by Stevie Wright

    Evie - Let Your Hair Hang Down - a song by Stevie Wright

    Evie – Evie - a song by Stevie Wright

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Evie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Evie

    Eggs over Evie (Alison Jackson) - Twelve-year-old Evie Carson lives with her mom. In an apartment across the lake, Evie’s celebrity-chef dad is starting a new life with his young second wife, Angie, who’s expecting twins. To make matters worse, Evie’s dad has custody of the beloved family dog. Navigating her new family situation is difficult, and Evie turns to her love of cooking as a way to stay connected to her father. Through cooking classes, Evie finds an unexpected friend in Corey, whose eccentric aunt Shanti might be able to make everyone a little happier. Evie learns to look outside herself, help others, and make friends where she never thought she could (she also learns to make a pretty darn good soufflé!). Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Evie and Margie (Bernard Waber) - Evie and Margie are best friends. They do everything together—they even dream together. They dream that one day they will both become famous actresses. So when auditions are held for the school play, they both decide to try out for the lead role of Cinderella. But starring in the school play is one thing they can’t do together, and when Margie is given the role, Evie is left to cope with her frustration and jealousy alone. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Evie and the Man Who Helped God (Michael Foreman) - This is a beautifully illustrated story showing the seasons in a garden and the creatures that visit there, and introducing the loss of a loved one. Evie loves the garden, especially on Mondays when the old gardener comes. He shows her everything in the garden, introducing her to the robin, the newts, and the frogs. "Do you like making gardens?" She asks. "I don't make gardens, Eve," he says, "God does. I just help." Then one Monday he doesn't come, and Mum says he won't be coming any more. He has gone to help God all the time. But Evie will never forget him and all the things he has taught her. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Evie Finds Her Family Tree (Ashley B. Ransburg) - Evie Finds Her Family Tree introduces young children to the concept of genealogy. After Evie overhears her parents discussing their “family tree”, the little girl is confused and perplexed. Whatever could they mean? Evie takes a trip outside to see if she can find this so-called family tree in their yard, but all the trees are so different. Eventually Evie learns a lesson about her own Family Tree. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Evie: The Mist Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - The Weather Fairies have lost their magical feathers! Rachel and Kirsty search for one in each Weather Fairies book. Read all seven books to help bring the weather back to Fairyland! Fairyland is home to the seven Weather Fairies! They use magical feathers to bring all of the weather to Fairyland. But when the feathers disappear, the weather turns wacky. The Weather Fairies must fix it -- fast! Evie the Mist Fairy has lost her Mist Feather. Now she's trapped in the shadowy forest! Can Rachel and Kirsty find their way through the fog to help her? Find one feather in each book and fix the weather in Fairyland! Recommended for ages 6-9.

    When Evie Was a Child (Evelyn Justice & Nick Price) - When I was a child my mother made the world a most wondrous and magical place. She was always ready with book in hand to carry me off to some far away land and always willing to show me what nature and God had to offer. You see, to my mother, there was always magic in life and in books. When Evie was a Child is a sweet retelling of things that my mother would do for me when I was a little girl. It gives the reader ideas of things to do with their own children that are priceless and last a lifetime. The uninterrupted time that you give someone is a most precious gift. I hope everyone that reads this story can learn this wonderful life lesson. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Evie

    Famous People Named Evie

    Famous People Named Evie - Evie Hone (artist); Evie Greene (English actress); Evie Sands (musician)

  • Children of Famous People Named Evie

    Children of Famous People Named Evie

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Evie - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Evie.

  • Historic Figures

    Evie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Evie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Evie.

Personality of the Girl Name Evie

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Evie

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