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What does Ewan mean?

Ewan Pronunciation of Ewan [ewan] as a boys' name is pronounced YOO-an. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ewan is "born of yew; youth". Variant of Evan or Gaelic Eóghan (see Euan). The name is also associated with Eugene. See also Keon. Actor Ewan McGregor.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic, yew (tree).


Ewan has 3 variants: Euan, Euen and Ewen.

Related boy names: Eoghan, John and Owen.

Ewan has 15 more relations via Euan, Eugene, Evan, Keon: Eugen, Ev, Eva, Evan, Evann, Evans, Even, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewing, Ewy, Kian, Owen and Van.

Creative forms:
(male) Euewan, Ezan, ..

(female) Ewanne, Ewena, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ewan Maurice (E.M.), ..

How popular is Ewan?

Ewan is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#23346 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ewan entered the list in 2002 and reached its highest position of #1099 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #1284 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ewan name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Ewan (#1284 from recent data) are John (#26 from recent data), Owen (#36), Evan (#67), Kian (#487), Eugene (#822), Van (#826), Keon (#1304), Evin (#1947), Euan, Eva, Evans, Eoghan and Ewing. Other variants, like Ewy, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Ewan was widespread a century ago (adoption of 8.66%) and has become much less since (adoption 1.43%, 83.4%). John is more familiar than the rest, though Owen has grown popular as well over time, while forms like John are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ewan, Eugene, Eva, Evan, Evans in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evin, Ewing, John, Keon, Kian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Owen, Van in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kian, Owen outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ewan is pronounced similarly to Ean, Eann, Eian, Eion, Enne, Eoin, Eon, Ewin, Ewynn, Iain, Ian, Ieuan, Ion, Iwan, Juan, Owain, Owin, Owynn, Wain, Wayn, Win, Winn, Wyn, Wynn and Yann. Other recommended names are Aman, Ban, Cian, Cowan, Dean, Doan, Eban, Edan, Edin, Ednan, Edwin, Edyn, Efran, Egan, Egann (see Egan), Eilan, Ekon, Elam, Elan, Elkan, Elon, Elwin, Elwyn, Eman, Eran, Erman, Ernan, Eron, Erwin, Erwyn, Esau, Etan, Ethan, Eton, Eunan, Eward, Ezar, Fran, Gyan, Han, Ifan, Juwan, Khan, Rian, Rowan, Ryan, Shan, Stan, Twan and Xan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ewan.

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