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I’m called Tegan (pronounced tee-gun) and I have only ever met two other Tegans- one Teigan and one Teagan. I’ve always liked my name and have always gotten lots of compliments for it.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2019
I prefer it for a girl, since it has strictly feminine roots and the word fair is usually used to describe females.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2018
The name Tegan was given to 305 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Tegan are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
The name Tegan was given to 112 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
Canadian Duo "Tegan And Sara".
MarcoJackson  4/22/2015
My name is Tegan and I pronounce it like Megan. The way it was explained to me, is the Welsh origin pronounces it this way while the Irish origin is pronounced like "Teegan."

I really like my name, except for having to correct everyone's pronunciation all the time.
quirkholic  4/16/2015
Modern Welsh for toy.
Leontine 0.1  12/12/2014
What a cute, charming & pretty name! :)
― Anonymous User  9/7/2014
Tegan Napper, a weightlifter who took part in the Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2014
I pronounce my name Tee-gun and am female. (I was also born on the same date as Tegan Quinn, which was sort of neat to come across.)
I've never personally met any other female Tegans, but 1 male Tegan and 1 male Teagan.
I always thought that my name sounded very masculine and hated it for a really long time, but I also get a lot of compliments on it.
If you give a girl this name, give her a reasonably pretty middle name that she can be called by if she hates it. My middle name is very pretty, but Alexandria is a bit too regal to have people call me by.
I'd say you should give a boy a middle name he can use instead too, because they might find it too similar to Megan and feel that it's too girly.
teegiepie  7/10/2014
My name is Tegan pronounced (Tea-gon), not a big pronunciation on the 'o'. I believe it is a Cornish name as my family are Cornish and wanted my name to be Cornish too. Also the name Tegan is said to mean many things such as 'pretty little thing', 'beautiful' and 'doe'. I am female but I do believe the name is unisex, personally I don't know anyone with this name also other than the group Tegan and sara.
teganxox  7/2/2013
Pronounced TEG-un in Cornish.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2013
I just love this name! It is gorgeous and unique... You can't go wrong with it!
― Anonymous User  5/21/2012
Good name! It is very strong, elegant and timeless.
It is pronounced TEE-gan.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2012
My dad named me after the Doctor's companion Tegan Jovanka.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2012
Tegan is a strictly feminine name to me. Also, I've only ever heard it pronounced 'tee-gan'.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2011
Tegan Bennett Daylight (b 1969)is an Australian author from Sydney.
keepitreal  1/8/2011
Tegan is the heroine of the Australian animated short film "Tegan the Vegan" (2009), about a 12 year old girl who becomes a vegetarian after she finds out where meat comes from.
keepitreal  1/8/2011
Is it a girl's name only?! My boyfriend is named Tegan. And on a boy this name sounds good too.
Ravynne  12/30/2009
I love this name - so sweet and lovely. Nicknames: Teg, Anne, An, Annie.
910  8/10/2009
Tegen is a Cornish variation, meaning "pretty thing."
fishl_x  7/10/2009
A girl in the Sunday School class I teach bears this name. However, her family pronounces it like Taegan/Teagan. I'm not sure why.
BellamynSora  6/1/2009
The Welsh pronunciation is 'TEG-an'.
SioniWinwns  7/11/2008
Pronounced TEE-gun.
nameologist  12/26/2007
I really like the name Tegan. I pronounce it TAY-gun. I think most people pronounce it TEE-gun. No matter how you say it, it sounds good! A cute name for a girl or boy.
moonbaby9307  12/25/2007
I love this name! Most people find it too masculine, but I think it's completely feminine. The only thing I have trouble with is pronunciation. Is it TEG-an (rhymes with Megan) or TEE-gan (like Teagan)? Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but I think a Welsh speaker would say TEG-an, but I'm not 100% on that.
Joan-Ay  11/30/2007
For some odd reason I love this name and it would go great for both boy or girl. It is a cute name.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2007
Since the 1880's Tegan for a girl or boy hasn't appeared on the top 1000 list.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
I have seen the Tegan spelling pronounced TAY-gan or Teh-gan (short "e" sound). Teagan uses the long "e" sound, it is Irish. I see Tegans and Teagans as being very sweet, artistic, and spirited.
gretchen  6/14/2006
This was the name of a very popular Doctor Who companion. Her name was Tegan Jovanka, and the way she got called that was that the script person laid out two name options, Tegan and Jovanka, and the other script person thought that Jovanka was her last name and christened her. I know someone who was actually named after her.
Bronwen  5/13/2006
My name, but I pronounce it Tea-gun. Apparently it means "dark, beautiful" in Welsh and "good looking" or "doe" in Irish.
staticresonance  3/12/2006
Mine is pronounced Teh-gun, though I've heard it pronounced other ways. I think the Tee-gun pronunciation is Irish.
Tegan Buckingham  2/5/2006
I think it's Cornish.
iluvdeathmetal  12/11/2005
Famous bearer: Tegan Quin from the duo group Tegan & Sara.
― Anonymous User  8/1/2005
Tegan means beautiful. It is apparently also Irish.
lownaka  7/12/2005
This is the Welsh word for "toy".
― Anonymous User  5/25/2005

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