Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ON(Irish) O-ən(Irish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "born from the yew tree", from Old Irish "yew" and the suffix gan "born". Alternatively, it might be derived from the Latin name Eugenius. It was borne by several legendary or semi-legendary Irish figures, including a son of the king Niall of the Nine Hostages.

Related Names

VariantsOwen(Irish) Eógan(Irish Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesEógan(Old Irish) Euan, Ewan, Ewen(Scottish) Eòghann(Scottish Gaelic)
Surname DescendantsMac Eoghain, McCune, McKowen(Irish)
User SubmissionEòghan


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Entry updated June 9, 2023