Evelina / Эвелина: Light – English, Life – Russian
People with this name are excited by change, adventure, and excitement. They are dynamic, visionary and versatile, able to make constructive use of freedom. They fight being restricted by rules and conventions. They tend to be optimistic, energetic, intelligent, and to make friends easily. They may be changeable, restless, untidy, and rebellious.
Grace / Грейс: From the word ‘grace’, derived from the Latin ‘gratia’, meaning God’s favor.
People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community.
- US ranking as of Dec 1, 2013: #1,785 (140 occurrences in 2013, only 0.007% of American babies with this name.) Love it!
- The popularity of Evelina peaked in the 1880’s (1887 at #528)
- Roots and Origin – it depends on where you look but most sources agree on the following: It’s derived from the F “wished for child”. (Also, my Dad’s name is Norman. See? So many unplanned connections!)
- Numerology #5 – Outgoing, friendly, flexible, upbeat, versatile, easy to talk to. Loves to explore and be free and will adapt as needed to achieve this freedom. Perceptive about people which enables her to be persuasive and get along well with others.
- Russian Pet Names: Evelinka, Evelinochka
- American Nicknames: Evie, Eve, Evah, E, Evs, Lina, Evster (as I’ve recently started using)
- Notable Evelina’s:
- “Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World ” a novel by British author Fanny Burney, published in 1778.
- Evelina Khromtchenko – Russian journalist and influential fashion figure. (I promise I did not know this until after the fact!)
- Fictional character in the song, “Sweet Evelina” written in 1865 and popular with Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.