|Subject:||Re: Eoin and Sean both Irish for John?|
|Author:||penguiny7 (Authenticated as penguiny7)|
|Date:||March 11, 2008 at 6:32:09 AM|
|Reply to:||Eoin and Sean both Irish for John? by Tempestgirl|
Seán (it's ALT 160, btw) :) is from the Norman form of John, Jehan, and Eoin is directly from the Greek form, Ioannes (as is Ioan and possibly Ian).
Ian is the Scottish form.
Similarly, Ean is the Manx form of John, and Ioan, Iefan (Anglicized to Evan), and Ieuan (that's the one my great-great-grandfather used) are Welsh forms.
**Vita Brevis, Ars Longa**
This message was edited by the author on March 11, 2008 at 6:38:23 AM
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