Eugene Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Eugene:
A borrowing from the French, Eugene is derived from the Latin Eugenius, which is from eugenēs (well-borne).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Why is Eugene considered a dorky name? I think it's a very nice-sounding name, and I like it! I also like Gene for a nickname.
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Eugene was my first love. He was the most creative and fun-loving person I have ever known. He died at only 20 years old. Today, I turn around whenever I hear the name Eugene on the street or tv.
Eugene is my husband's uncle's name, and we have considered using it for a son. Uncle Eugene is the best story teller I know, and has been a mentor to many young people in his community. He's in his 60's and usually goes by Gene.
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Gene, Geno, Eug, Zjenya, Jhenya
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Translation of Russian Yevgeniy
- Famous real-life people named Eugene: | Edit
Eugene V. Debs - American union leader and socialist
Eugene O'Neill - playwright
Eugene McCarthy - Politician
Eugene Kelly - Actor
Eugene Lee Yang - Film director at BuzzFeed & a member of the Try Guys
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Eugene Fitzherbert, better known as Flynn Rider from Tangled
Eugene Judd, Puck from Alpha Flight
Eugene Meltsner from the radio program Adventures in Odyssey