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Meaning and name origin

Ewen \e-wen\ as a boy's name is of Scottish, Gaelic, Hebrew, Welsh and Greek origin, and the meaning of Ewen is "God is gracious; born of yew; youth". Ewen is a variant of Euan (Scottish, Gaelic): anglicized form of Eoghan. Also a variant of Evan (Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish): Welsh variant of Iefan, a later form of Ieuan, from John. Ewen is also used as a variant of Ewan (Scottish, Gaelic) and Owen (Scottish, Greek).


Ewen has 11 variant forms: Ean, Eian, Eion, Euen, Iain, Ian, Iwan, Juan, Owain, Owin, Owynn.


Ewen is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#17780 out of 88799, Top 20%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ewen and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26), Owen (#36), Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Juan (#98), Ean (#997), Euan, Iain and Ewan. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of John, Owen, Evan, Ian, Juan, Ean in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John, Owen, Evan, Ian, Euan outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ewen is also pronounced similarly to Eann, Eoin, Eon, Ewin and Ewynn. Other suggested similar baby names are Eben, Eden, Enea, Even and Swen. Like Ewen, these names are not commonly used.