Evan Name Meaning: Derives from the Welsh name 'Ifan', a variation of John. When translated into English means simply 'son of Evan'. Although some did take the name due to their father being Evan, it also has a strong religious origin, as the Son of John the Baptist, i.e Christian convert.
Around the 3rd Century AD, many people in Wales converted to Christianity and took the name of Evans, as the son of John the Baptist
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