What does Eoghan mean?
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".
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. 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 from current records), Evan (#58), Eugene (#790), Tyrone (#844), Hugh (#869), Niall, Jevon, Ewan, Eoin and Euan are the popular varying forms of Eoghan. Adoption of these forms of Eoghan was widespread among parents during the years 1940-1949 (average #675) and is almost as widespread today (#781, ▼32.7%), but with the forms Tyrone, Eugene, Jevon and Hugh becoming less stylish. Owen and Evan 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)
Eoghan is pronounced similarly to Eagan, Egan, Egann and Egon. Other suggested similar baby names are Bogdan, Eachan, Eachann, Eagen, Ehsan, Ekon, Esmay, Ethan▲, Hogan, Johan▲, Logan▲, Mochan, Rogan, Rohan▲, Roshan and Sohan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Eoghan.