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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 boy names Aodh, Euan, Ewan and Gino.

There is 1 feminine form of Eugene: Eugenia.


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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Eugene for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Eugene and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eoghan, Euan, Eugene, Eugenio, Ewan, Gene, Gino and Owen. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eugene, Eugenio, Gene, Gino, Owen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eugene is also pronounced similarly to Eagen. This name tends to be less commonly used than Eugene.


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