Meaning:Elegant,Intellegent,wit, with wisdom, birth-giving is pronounced EV-a-lin, EEV-lin. It is of Norman origin. Modern use derives from a transferred use of an English surname, from the Norman female name Aveline, an elaborated form of Ava. Also a variant Anglicization of Irish Eibhilin. Also possibly from the Old German name Avila or from the Latin "avis" meaning "bird".