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What does Eoin mean?

Eoin \eoin\ as a boys' name is pronounced OW-in. It is of Irish, Gaelic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eoin is "God is gracious". Irish form of John, by way of Ian, and referring to Saint John. Also Irish form of Sean. It is pronounced similarly to Eoghan and shares with it the anglicized form Owen.


Eoin has 2 variants: Ean and Ion.

Eoin has 28 more related variations via Eoghan, Ian, John, Owen, Sean: Eann, Eian, Eion, Eon, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ewen, Gian, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Iwan, Jan, Jean, Jian, Joao, Jock, Johan, Johnn, Johon, Jon, Jona, Jovan, Juan, Owain, Owin and Sean.


Eoin is an uncommon given name for men. Eoin is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Eoin for boys. Eoin reached its apex position of #14 in Ireland in the year 2004, and is at #44 presently. (Top 100 Baby Names Records, 2013)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eoin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eoin outside U.S.

John (#26 in 2014), Owen (#36), Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Juan (#98), Ivan (#132), Sean (#193), Johan (#579), Jon (#675), Ean (#997), Eoghan, Ewan, Jovan, Euan, Jan, Jean and Iain are the prominent related forms of Eoin. This boy name reached the height of its popularity in 2004 and is somewhat less popular today, with the forms Ean, Jon, Jovan, Jean and Jan falling out of style. The more fashionable names for newborns among these are Owen (#36), Ian (#77), Evan (#58), Sean (#193) and Johan (#579). There is also a rekindling in baby name usage for Evan and Owen. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Eoin and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ean, Evan, Ian, Ivan, Jan, Jean, Johan, John, Jon, Jovan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Juan, Owen, Sean in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iain, Ian, Johan, John, Owen outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sean outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eoin is pronounced similarly to Euen, Ewin, Wain and Win. Other recommended similar baby names are Edin, Erin and Evin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Eoin.