Name: Eugene

Origin and Meaning of the Name Eugene

  • Meaning:
    Well born
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (yu JEEN); (ou ZHEN)
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Miscellaneous Info for Eugene

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A borrowing from the French Eugène.

    From the Latin Eugenius and the Greek Eugenios, which are derived from the Greek "eugenes" (well-born, noble). Eugene was a name borne by four popes and several saints.

    Eugène de Beauharnais was the son of Josephine de Beauharnais, the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, by her first husband. He was made Duke of Leuchtenberg by his wife Augusta's father, the King of Bavaria.

    Eugene Levy is an actor.

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