Eugene Name Meaning & Origin

Eugene

Pronunciation: yoo-JEEN, YOO-jeen (key)

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.

Related Names:

Eugenio, Gene, Yevgeni

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Nicknames for Eugene

Gene, Geno, Eug, Zjenya, Jhenya

Meanings and history of the name Eugene

From Greek, meaning "well-born, of good family".

Famous real-life people named Eugene

Eugene V. Debs, American union leader and socialist
Eugene O'Neill, American playwright
Eugene McCarthy, American politician and presidential candidate
Eugene Kelly, actor
Eugene Levy, comedic actor
Eugene Lee Yang, film director at BuzzFeed & a member of the Try Guys
Eugene Roe, Army medic for the 101st airborne immortalized by the TV "Band of Brothers".

Eugene in song, story & screen

Eugene Fitzherbert, better known as Flynn Rider from Tangled
Eugene Judd, Puck from Alpha Flight
Eugene Meltsner from the radio program Adventures in Odyssey
Eugene H. Krabs “Mr. Krabs” from Spongebob Squarepants

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