Meaning and Name Origin
Ewen \e-wen\ as a boys' name means "God is gracious; born of yew; youth". Ewen is a variation of Euan (Scottish, Gaelic): anglicized form of Eoghan. Ewen is also a variation of Evan (Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish). Ewen is also used as a variation of Ewan (Scottish, Gaelic), John (Hebrew) and Owen (Scottish, Greek).
Ewen has 44 more alternative forms via Euan, Evan, Ewan, John, Owen: Anno, Ev, Eva, Evann, Evans▼, Even, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewing, Ewy, Gian, Hanno, Hans▼, Ivan, Ivann, Jack, Jan▼, Janek, Janne, Jean▼, Jehan, Jens, Jian, Joao, Jock, Johan▲, Johnn, Johon, Jon▼, Jona, Jovan▼, Juwan▼, Owens, Sean▲, Seann, Shane▲, Shaun▼, Shawn▲, Van▼, Vanek, Yanni, Yanno and Zane▲.
Ewen is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#17780 out of 88799, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ewen and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Ewen (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Ean (#997 in 2014), Euan, Eva, Evan (#58), Evans, Ewan, Ewing, Hans, Iain, Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jack (#41), Jan, Jean, Jens, Johan (#579), John (#26), Jon (#675), Jovan, Juan (#98), Juwan, Owen (#36), Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Shaun (#742), Shawn (#323), Van (#773) and Zane (#224). Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1980-1989 and is somewhat lower today, with versions such as Ean, Jean, Jon, Jovan and Shaun becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable names for newborns among these are Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Owen (#36), Sean (#193) and Zane (#224), with Evan and Owen enjoying a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)