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Meaning and Name Origin

Eoghan \e(o)-ghan\ as a boys' name is pronounced YEW-en, YO-wen. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Eoghan is "born of yew". Derived from iúr meaning "yew tree". Also possibly means "youth" or "noble". In Irish legend, Eóghan was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages (the other was Conall). Anglicized forms of the name are Ewan, Euan, Owen and Eugene. The Irish area of County Tyrone comes from this name, for in Irish it is Tir Eoghain, meaning "land of Eoghan".


Eoghan has 2 variants: Jevon and Owain.

For more information, see also the related boy name Eoin.

Eoghan has 43 more related forms via Conall, Euan, Eugene, Ewan, Niall, Owen, Tyrone: Conal, Conn, Connal, Connell, Efigenio, Efigenios, Efigenius, Ephigenio, Ephigenios, Euan, Euen, Eugen, Eugenio, Eugenios, Eugenius, Eugeniusz, Evan, Evgeni, Evgeny, Evgueni, Evguenni, Ewan, Ewen, Ewing, Gene, Geno, Ifigenio, Ifigenios, Iphigenios, Iphigenius, Jeno, Nial, Owen, Owens, Owin, Owynn, Tirohn, Tirone, Tirown, Tyron, Tyronne, Yevgeni and Yevgeny.


Eoghan is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Eoghan is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Eoghan for boys. Eoghan reached its highest position of #39 in Ireland in the year 2009, and is at #62 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eoghan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eoghan outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Eoghan and associated names. Owen (#36 the previous year), Evan (#58), Eugene (#790), Tyrone (#844), Jevon, Niall, Gene, Tyron, Ewan, Eoin, Euan, Eugenio and Ewing are the popular varying forms of Eoghan appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during 1960-1969 and is somewhat lower today, with forms such as Tyrone, Eugene, Tyron, Gene and Eugenio becoming somewhat outmoded. Owen (#36) and Evan (#58) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns here, with Evan and Owen having a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eugene, Eugenio, Evan, Ewing, Gene, Jevon, Owen, Tyron, Tyrone in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eoghan, Eoin, Euan, Evan, Ewan outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Niall, Owen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eoghan is pronounced similarly to Eagan and Egan. Another suggested similar baby name is Eachan. Like Eoghan, these names are not commonly used.