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Borrowed from Ancient Greek Εὐάδνη (Euádnē).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
    • 1837, Sir Richard Phillips, The Monthly Magazine, or, British Register, page 215:
      A noble gentleman of Rhodes, on his marriage with Evadne, discovers' that the marriage had been brought about by the king, her paramour...
    • 1893, Sarah Grand, The Heavenly Twins, University of Michigan Press, published 1992, →ISBN, page 603:
      "My dear boy," said Lady Adeline, "You mustn't call Mrs. Colquhoun by her Christian name." "Christian!" jeered Diavolo. "Now, that is a good one! There's nothing Christian about Evadne. - - - Evadne - classical Evadne - was noted for her devotion to her husband, and distinguished herself finally on his funeral pyre - she ex-pyred there."
    • 1999, Caroline Graham, A Place of Safety, G. K. Hall, published 2000, →ISBN, page 192:
      'Unusual name, Evadne Platt.' 'You think so?' Barnaby could afford to sound superior.