What’s in a name?


We’ve been calling our baby girl “Eva” for weeks now, but I wanted to post an “official” name announcement and explain the reasons and meanings behind her name.
Baby Eva’s full first name is Evangelina.
Evangelina means “messenger of the good news” or “angel.”
Eva is also the Spanish way to say “Eve” (as in Adam and Eve).
Famous people with this name:
It seems that everyone with the name Eva is gorgeous, but I’m certain baby Eva will be even more beautiful. 🙂
For Eva’s middle name I searched on my side of the family tree.
Pilar was my father’s great-great-great-grandmother.
Pilar means “pillar” in Spanish, which may not seem all that exciting, but it’s significance comes from La Virgen del Pilar (aka Our Lady of the Pillar), the patroness of Spain and the Hispanic peoples. You can read more about her here.
I’ve always loved artwork and stories about the Virgin Mary so it’s perfect.
Famous people with this name: Pilar Montenegro
Pilar is also a character in a book by Ernest Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls. I haven’t read it but maybe I should!


  1. Lovely name!

    I live in a city called Pilar, and our patroness is, of course, La Virgen del Pilar. I didn’t know she was also the patroness for hispanic people…

    We celebrate her day on October 12th, it’s a huge thing around here!

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