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What does Eoghan mean?

Eoghan Pronunciation of Eoghan [eoghan] 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".

ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, noble, legend (mythology)


VARIANTS Jevon, Owain

SEE ALSO Eoin, Hugh


(male) Elghan, Enghan, ..

(female) Eoghani, ..

Eoghan Ezra (E.E.), ..

How popular is Eoghan?

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

Eoghan reached its highest position of #39 in Ireland in the year 2009, and is at #56 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eoghan name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Owen (#36 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Evan (#67), Eugene (#822), Hugh (#849), Tyrone (#921), Ewan (#1284), Eoin, Euan, Niall and Jevon are the popular varying forms of Eoghan. Adoption of these forms of Eoghan was widespread among parents a decade ago (AVERAGE #1249) and is almost as widespread today (#1270, 12.8%), but with forms such as Eugene becoming somewhat outmoded. Owen is the most fashionable name for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eoin, Eugene, Evan, Ewan, Hugh in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jevon, Niall, Owen, Tyrone in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Eoghan is pronounced similarly to Eagan, Egan, Egann and Egon. Other suggested similar names are Bogdan, Bohdan, Cathan, Chan, Colan, Coyan, Dathan, Donnan, Doran, Dougan, Douggan (see Dugan), Dowan, Duggan, Eachan, Eachann, Eagen, Ean, Edan, Ednan, Efran, Ehsan, Eian, Elan, Elgar, Elgin, Elian, Eliran, Elkan, Elman, Eltman, Eman, Ephah, Eran, Erman, Etan, Ethan, Fagan, Feggan, Gahan, Gobban, Gordan, Gorman, Haggan, Hogan, Johan, Jovan, Kagan, Keeghan, Kegan, Logan, Loman, Lorcan, Lowman, Mochan, Nolan, Pagan, Regan, Roan, Rogan, Rohan, Rollan, Roman, Roshan, Rowan, Sagan, Sohan, Toran, Torean, Vaughan, Youman and Zephan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Eoghan.

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