Boy name origins & meanings
- Greek : Good news giver; messenger of God
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Italian : from Evangelista ‘evangelist’ (a derivative of Greek euangelos ‘bringer of good news’, from eu ‘well’, ‘good’ + angelos ‘messenger’). This is the term used to denote any of the four gospel writers of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), in particular St. John the Evangelist.