Evelyn

Derived from the surname Aveline considered a elaborated form of Ava. Generally used as a male name, associated with British writer Evelyn Waugh, before it caught on for females prior to the turn of the 20th century. The name peaked in 1915 and appears to be making a comeback possibly due to the fashionable "y" in the suffix. , Hazelnut

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Girls: Ranked #20 in 2013
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