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Eugene meaning and name origin

Eugene \e(u)-ge-ne\ as a boy's name is pronounced yoo-JEEN. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Eugene is "noble aristocrat". From the Old French form of the Greek Eugenios (from eugenês, with the elements eu "good, well" and genos "birth, origin"). Also sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Irish Aodhagan and Eoghan. The name was borne by various saints, two bishops and four popes. Saint Eugenius (seventh century), bishop of Toledo, Spain, was also a musician and poet. Senator Eugene McCarthy; playwrights Eugene O'Neill, Eugène Ionesco; artist Eugéne Delacroix.

Eugene has 24 variant forms: Efigenio, Efigenios, Efigenius, Ephigenio, Ephigenios, Eugen, Eugenio, Eugenios, Eugenius, Eugeniusz, Evgeni, Evgeny, Evgueni, Evguenni, Gene, Geno, Ifigenio, Ifigenios, Iphigenios, Iphigenius, Jeno, Owen, Yevgeni and Yevgeny.

For more information, see also related names Aodh, Euan, Ewan and Gino.

Eugene is also pronounced similarly to Eagen.

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Popularity of Eugene

Eugene is a very popular first name for males (#80 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6970 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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