- Medieval English form of the Old French female name Aveline, diminutive of the Germanic root avi, of uncertain meaning, possibly "desired, wished for" , or aval "strength". By folk etymology the female name is seen as a diminutive of Eve. (Wiktionary)
“Should not EVELYN have inserted an oak-tree in his bearings? for his "Sylva" occasioned the plantation of "many millions of timber-trees," and the present navy of Great Britain has been constructed with the oaks which the genius of Evelyn planted.”
“Evelyn is constantly searching for new avenues to expand her architectural knowledge, and is a freelance writer for a number of written and online publications.”
“I spoke about Murder Off the Books and the characters in Evelyn David's fictional world.”
“But Evelyn is much more to me that the story of her ring.”
“Maria Y. Lima and Evelyn Whitehill (Evelyn is an active volunteer at Mayhem and one great lady).”
““The name Evelyn could be a man or a woman,” he told me.”
“What a wonderful get-together here in Evelyn's n ...”
“She was of course reconciled, she sobbed, to Evelyn marrying some day: only plain and stupid girls were left to be old maids: but it must not happen for years and years and years to come, and when it did, it must be to some one much older than herself, some one she did not greatly care for: in short, Evelyn was to marry only to escape the odium of the single life.”
“Not a business phone, either, but a residential bill, in the name of someone called Evelyn (not her real name).”
“Without a word Evelyn turned into the fragrant recess.”
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