Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. O-in(Irish, Scottish)
YO-in(Irish, Scottish)

Meaning & History

Possibly means "born from the yew tree" in Irish, though it is possibly derived from EUGENE. It was borne by several legendary or semi-legendary Irish figures, including a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.

Related Names

VariantsOwen(Irish) Euan, Ewan, Ewen(Scottish) Eógan(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesEógan(Ancient Irish)
Surname DescendantsMac Eoghain, McCune, McKowen(Irish) Mac Eoghain, McEwan(Scottish)


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Entry updated November 18, 2011