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Meaning and name origin

Eoghan \e(o)-ghan\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Jevon and Owain.

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


Popularity

Eoghan is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Eoghan for boys (2014 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 a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Eoghan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Owen (#36), Eugene (#790), Tyrone (#844), Jevon, Eoin, Niall, Euan, Eoghan and Ewan. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Owen, Eugene, Tyrone, Jevon in U.S.

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

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


Similar Names

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

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