Egon - Meaning of Egon
[ 2 syll. e-gon, eg-on ] The baby boy name Egon is also used as a girl name. It is pronounced as IYGahN †. Egon is used chiefly in the Irish, German, Hungarian, and Slavic languages, and it is derived from Celtic and Germanic origins. Germanic origin, German, Hungarian, and Slavic use: Egino (Germanic) is an original form of Egon. The medieval name could be derived from the element 'ek', or else 'agi' (meaning awe, terror, fear). The Bavarian-born Saint Egino or Egon (-1122) was an abbot in the abbey of Ulric and Afra.
In addition, Egon is a variant of the name Aodh (Irish and Scottish) in the Irish language.
Egon is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Egon: IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Egon is Food Critic Egon Ronay, born 24 July 1915, Budapest, Hungary.