Tegan - Meaning of Tegan
What does Tegan mean?
[ 2 syll. te-gan, teg-an ] The baby girl name Tegan is also used as a boy name, though it is slightly more popular for girls. It is pronounced as TIYG-aeN †. Tegan has its origins in the Welsh language. It is used largely in English and Welsh. The name is a modern invention derived from the Welsh teg (meaning 'pretty, fair') combined with the diminutive suffix '-an'.
In addition, Tegan is a form of the English and Welsh Tegwen in the Welsh language.
Forms of Tegan include the English Taegen, the English Taygan, the English and Irish Teagan, the English Teegan, the name Tega, the name Tegana, the name Tegen, the English Tegin, the English Tiegan, and the English Tigan.
Another form of the name is the Welsh spelling variant Teghan.
See also the related categories, combined (combination), english, suffix, fair, diminutive, and welsh.
Tegan is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 2011 with 0.018% of baby girls being named Tegan. It had a ranking of #777 then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is used only on a very modest scale today. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Tegan, Teagan was the most widely used. Although Tegan is today somewhat more frequently used for baby girls, there was a period from 2007 to 2007 when more boys were given the name. After 2010, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys.
Baby names that sound like Tegan include Teagan, Teegan, Taegen, Taenee, Tahseane, Tahseen, Tahseene, Tahsene, Tahsin, Tahsyne, Taitem, Taitiann, Takseen, Taksin, Taksyn, Tasane, Taseem, Tashawn, Tasine, and Taskeen.
† Pronunciation for Tegan: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
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