This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Evángelos (Ευάγγελος)”, composed of two elements: “eû (εὖ)” (well) plus “ángelma (άγγελμα)” (announcement, news, sign). In turn the name means “good messenger, good news”. It is etymologically related to the name Evangelista. In rare cases, the name Evan can be a truncated form. The English form Evangeline was used, perhaps for the first time, by Henry Wadsworth, in his epic 1847 poem Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.
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