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Eoghan 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 name Eoin.

Eoghan is also pronounced similarly to Eagan and Egan. Another suggested similar baby name is Eachan.

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Popularity of Eoghan

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

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