What does Eoghan mean?
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".
For more on this name, 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. (Top 100 Baby Names Statistics, 2013)
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. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.2871%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1623%, down 43.5%), with forms such as Tyrone, Eugene, Eugenio, Tyron and Jevon 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. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Eoghan and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)