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