There are multiple origins and meanings for the hugely popular name Evelyn:
1. Form of the French name (Aveline), comes from the Latin name (Abellana), meaning - "filbert, hazelnut"
2. Old English and translates as - "beautiful bird, desired, wanted; hazelnut"
3. Feminine form of the personal name Abel means - "breath (of mouth); breathing; steam; father".
4. Hebrew name, form of the personal name Eve (אוולין) etymology (definition) - "vital power".