Evan \e-van\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Evan), is pronounced EV-an. It is of Hebrew, Welsh and Scottish origin, and the meaning of Evan is "God is gracious; born of yew; youth". Welsh variant of Iefan (see Ieuan) from John. Scottish variant of Euan. In Celtic, the name means "young warrior". It is also used as a short form of Evangelos, which means "good messenger" in Greek. In Hebrew, Evan means "rock". See also Evian.
For more information, see also the related name Avon.