Evander Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Evander:
From the Greek Evandros, which is derived from andros (manly). The name is borne in Roman mythology by the son of Hermes. The father of Roma, he founded a town called Pallenteum on the banks of the Tiber River which eventually became the city of Rome. Evander is credited with the introduction of the Greek alphabet and the pantheon of the Greek gods into Italy.
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Van, Andy, Vander, Ander, Ender, Ev (Ehv), Evan
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In Roman mythology, Evander (from Greek Εὔανδρος Euandros, "good man" or "strong man")12 or Euander was a deific culture hero from Arcadia, Greece, who brought the Greek pantheon, laws and alphabet to Italy, where he founded the city of Pallantium on the future site of Rome, sixty years before the Trojan War. He instituted the Lupercalia. from wikipedia