[ 2 syll. eo-(g)han, eog-h-an ] The baby boy name Eoghan is pronounced as YowehN †. Eoghan is used mostly in Gaelic, Irish, and Scottish, and its language of origin is Celtic and Old Greek. From Celtic roots, its meaning is born of the yew. It is derived from the element 'ebor' which is of the meaning yew. The name is of debated origin and meaning. In Scotland, it is sometimes used as a form of Hugh, Evan, or Ewan, while in Ireland it is sometimes used as a form of Eugene or Owen. The meaning of the name could refer to an ancient Celtic practice of tree worship.
Eoghan is a derivative of the English and French name Eugene.
The English and Scottish Euan, the Scottish Euen, the Scottish Evan, the English and Scottish Ewan, the English and Scottish Ewen, the English Ewing, the English, Gaelic, and Welsh Owain, and the English, Irish, and Welsh Owen are derivatives of the name.
See also the related form, Tyrone.
Eoghan is uncommon as a baby name for boys. It is not in the top 1000 names. Among the group of boy names directly related to Eoghan, Owen was the most widely used in 2018.
† English pronunciation for Eoghan: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"