The name Evie has Hebrew origins and means "life," "living" or "lively." Evie is a common name both in the United States and abroad. It is a diminutive form of Eve, Eva, Evelyn or Evangeline, according to NameBerry.
Evie can have different meanings depending on the name's cultural context. Varying slightly from the Hebrew meaning of the name, Evie means "living one" in Latin. In 2010, Evie was the 559th most popular name in the United States, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Through the 1880s, the name experienced its peak in popularity, ranking as the United States' 353rd most popular name.
After dropping off of U.S. baby name ranking lists for decades, Evie has seen a resurgence in popularity starting in 2007. This may be partially attributed to Natalie Portman's character, Evie, in "V for Vendetta."
Evie is most popular in England, followed by Australia and Scotland. The name first entered England's top 100 baby names in 2001, and consistently ranks amongst the nation's top 10 most popular baby names. Evie is typically unpopular in countries where English is not a primary language. In many countries, the name is not considered a proper name and is used only as a nickname.