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What does Ewen mean?

Ewen Pronunciation of Ewen [ewen] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Ewen means "God is gracious; born of yew; youth". Ewen is an alternate spelling of Euan (Scottish, Gaelic): anglicized variation 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).

Associated with: gracious, yew (tree).


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

21 more alternative forms via Euan, Evan, Ewan, John, Owen: Ev, Eva, Evann, Evans, Even, Evin, Evo, Evyn, Ewing, Ewy, Gian, Ivan, Jan, Jean, Jens, Jian, Jon, Juwan, Owens, Sean and Van.

Creative forms:
(male) Ewel, Ewer, ..

(female) Ewena, Ewer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ewen London (E.L.), ..

How popular is Ewen?

Ewen is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#14168 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Ewen (not in Top 2000) are Ean (#977 in 2015), Eian, Euan, Eva, Evan (#67), Evans, Evin (#1947), Ewan (#1284), Ewing, Gian (#1221), Iain, Ian (#76), Ivan (#138), Jan (#1677), Jean (#1190), Jens, John (#26), Jon (#737), Juan (#114), Juwan, Owen (#36), Owens, Sean (#211) and Van (#826). Other forms, like Owain, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Ewen was well-received in the 1880s (usage of 8.4%) and has become much lower since (usage 2.2%, 74.5%), with versions such as Jean becoming less trendy. Ean, Ian, Ivan and Owen are four of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this compilation. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ean, Eian, Eva, Evan, Evans in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evin, Ewan, Ewing, Gian, Iain in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ian, Ivan, Jan, Jean, Jens in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jon, Juan, Juwan, Owen in U.S.

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jens, John, Owen, Sean outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ewen is pronounced similarly to Eann, Enne, Eoin, Eon, Ewin, Ewynn, Ion, Wain, Wayn, Win, Winn, Wyn, Wynn and Yann. Other recommended names are Aden, Aren, Asen, Ben, Bowen, Deen, Eaden, Eban, Eben, Eber, Edan, Edel, Eden, Eder, Edin, Edun, Edwin, Edwyn, Edyn, Efren, Egan, Egon, Ekon, Elan, Elden, Elex, Elon, Elven, Elwin, Elwyn, Eman, Emlen, Enea, Eran, Erek, Erez, Erin, Ern, Eron, Erwin, Erwyn, Etan, Ethen, Eton, Eugen, Ewell, Ewert, Ezer, Glen, Iven, Keen, Ken, Len, Oren, Pen, Rien, Rowen, Ryen, Sten, Sven and Swen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ewen.

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