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Pronounced YOU-in.
-- SkywalkerFan  5/2/2005
Famous bearer is Ewan McGregor, Obi Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels.
-- SkywalkerFan  5/2/2005
Ewan (Gaelic for John and other variants Ian, Evan etc) is pronounced Ewe-an. The name means young warror.
-- spunklemunk  5/28/2005
Actually, Ewan is also a Breton name with different spellings (Ewan, Iwan, Ewen, Youenn, Erwan). Your presentation of the name is not totally correct as it is not only Scottish but also Breton; sorry.
-- kej  5/10/2006
As the name "Alan", "Ewan" is not only in use in Scotland but also in Brittany.
-- kej  11/22/2006
Well I moved to Germany and had my baby here. My husband got to name him, when I was pregnant we said if it's a boy he gets to choose and if it's a girl then I get to choose. I really was against the name because I knew the Germans would not pronounce it right, I got to pick his middle name Reese and when I'm at the doctors and other places they always shout EE-van (as in VAN (motor) Resuh and they roll the R, it's horrible! But I did get used to it, it really suits him.
-- lacey24  1/15/2007
A mistake in the presentation:
Ewan has been very much in use in Brittany (not only in Scotland), in different versions (Ewen, Iwan, Erwan), for a very long time.
-- kej  6/14/2007
I love this name and would love to use this for my son if I ever have one. It's short, simple, and mature enough for a man, but not old-fashioned or too ''serious''. It sounds like a name of a fairly intelligent, decent guy.
-- slight night shiver  4/19/2008
Well, I still love the name, but I've gotten the impression it's some type of derivative of a Biblical name, and if that's the case, I won't use it. It doesn't sound anything like Eugene or John or whatever it's derived from, but if it is, that's a dealbreaker for me. I still hope this name doesn't become overused in America, as that really ruins good names big time. It is quite overused in Britain, though, and that's too bad.
-- slight night shiver  6/4/2008
A name in the Bible is a HEBREW name, not necessarily just a "Bible name". I think it is a very shallow reason to dislike a name because it is found in the Bible. No offense, that's just my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2008
I love both this spelling and the Eoghan spelling.
-- padfootlestrange  7/1/2008
I didn't think much of this name before, but since I'm a fan of Ewan McGregor I now find it great! Ewan McGregor is amazing! I think of someone like Christian in Moulin Rouge :)
-- Anonymous User  8/20/2010
I don't like it. It looks like it's supposed to be pronounced "EE-wen", and I get this image of a DJ going, "Ewan Ewan Ewan Ewan!" in this really high voice. I know it's weird, but that's just me.
-- Black_X  1/27/2011
How do you pronounce this? Ew-in? That doesn't sound vey nice at all.
-- Anonymous User  2/9/2013
The name Ewan was given to 140 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013

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