Evelyn[ev′ə lin; Brit usually, ēv′lin]
a feminine and masculine name: fem. var. Evelina, Eveline
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Evelyn, John 1620-1706; Eng. diarist
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, John 1620-1706.
English writer whose Diary, published in 1818, is a valuable historical record of his times.