Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Evangelist m. Latin evangelista, from Ancient Greek εὐαγγελιστής 'bringer of good news'.

A byname for the four Biblical gospel authors. Wycliffite Bible (1395): euangelist.

Italy
Latin
1490 Evangelistam (acc) VitAs2 III; 1505 Evangeliste (gen) ibid. VI; 1527 Evangelista (nom) Rome1527 p. 85, Evangelistæ (gen) ibid. p. 89
Italian
1513x1521 Evangelista LeoX p. 12, Vangelista ibid. p. 18
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Evangelist". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Evangelist.