Origin and Meaning of the Name Eoghan
Meaning:Born from the yew tree; youth
Form of:Itself (Eoghan)
Miscellaneous Info for Eoghan
Used in:Gaelic speaking countries
Additional Info:Possibly means 'born of the yew' in Old Celtic. It was a very popular name among the early Irish.
It may have been influenced by the Greek name Eugene, which comes from Greek Eugenios (noble) and was held by a seventh-century pope.
Some also see it as being derived from êoghunn (youth).
It is anglicized as Owen in Wales, Ewen and Youenn in Brittany, Eoin in Ireland and the Isle of Man, and the variants overlap with forms of John.
Variants of this name occur in all part of the Celtic world.
In Northern Ireland, the name Eoghan is often accompanied by Roe in memory of the Irish patriot Eoghan Ruadh O'Neill.
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