A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EVAN

Fri, 10 Sep '21
Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress ___ Rachel Wood
Mon, 23 Aug '21
Welsh "John"
Sun, 22 Aug '21
"Dear ___ Hansen" (2017 Tony-winning musical)
Fri, 30 Jul '21
First name that, reversed, is part of a church
Sun, 10 Jan '21
___ Rachel Wood of "Westworld"