Eoghan Name Meaning & Origin

Eoghan

Pronunciation: OH-in (key)

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Meanings and history of the name Eoghan

The boy's name Eoghan \e(o)-ghan\ is pronounced Ohn/Own. It is of Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "born of yew (tree); youth". In Irish legend, Eóghan was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages (the other was Conall). Anglicised forms of the name are Ewan, Euan, Ewen (mainly used in Scotland), Owen and Eugene. It is not etymologically related to the names Eóin or Owen.

Famous real-life people named Eoghan

Eógan mac Muiredaig, king of Dál Riata.
Eógan mac Néill, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, eponymous founder of the Cenél nEógain and Tír Eógain.
Éogan Mór, eponymous ancestor of the Eóganachta.
Éogan of Ardstraw (6th century), Irish saint.

Eoghan McDermott, Irish tv and radio broadcaster
Eoghan Corry, Irish journalist and historian.
Eoghan Harris, Irish politician.
Eoghan Hickey, rugby player.
Eoghan Quigg, singer.

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