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Meaning and Name Origin

Ewan \e-wan\ 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.


Ewan has 3 variants: Euan, Euen and Ewen.

For more information, see also related boy names Eoghan, John and Owen.

Ewan has 37 more related variations via Euan, Eugene, Evan, Keon: Efigenio, Efigenios, Efigenius, Ephigenio, Ephigenios, Eugen, Eugenio, Eugenios, Eugenius, Eugeniusz, Ev, Eva, Evan, Evann, Evans, Even, Evgeni, Evgeny, Evgueni, Evguenni, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewing, Ewy, Gene, Geno, Ifigenio, Ifigenios, Iphigenios, Iphigenius, Jeno, Kian, Owen, Van, Yevgeni and Yevgeny.


Ewan is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#22298 out of 88799, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ewan for boys. Ewan reached its highest position of #83 in England in the year 2002, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 100 Baby Names Records, 2013)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Ewan and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Ewan are John (#26 last year), Owen (#36), Evan (#58), Kian (#494), Van (#773), Eugene (#790), Gene, Keon, Eugenio, Euan, Eva, Evans, Eoghan and Ewing. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during 1910-1919 and is somewhat lower today, with forms such as Keon, Eugene, Van, Evans and Eugenio falling out of fashion. Kian (#494), Owen (#36) and Evan (#58) are three of the more chic baby names in this list, with Evan and Owen having a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eugene, Eugenio, Eva, Evan, Evans, Ewing, Gene, John, Keon, Kian in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eoghan, Euan, Evan, Ewan, 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, Eoin, Eon, Ewin, Ewynn, Ian, Iwan, Juan, Owain and Owin. Other recommended similar baby names are Eban, Edan, Egan, Elan, Eman, Eran, Etan and Twan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ewan.