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Gender: M Meaning of Egan: "little fire" Origin of Egan: Variation of Aidan, Irish

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Egan's likeness to the word eager gives this Irish surname a ready-to-please, effervescent energy, and it would make an appropriate substitute for the overused Aidan.

This popular Irish surname originated in County Tipperary.

Egan O'Rahilly (born Aogan O Raithaille) was the outstanding poet of his age, specializing in the vision poem, or aisling, in which he told of prophesies that Ireland would triumph over her enemies. In folklore, this Egan is depicted as a wise trickster.

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Famous People Named Egan

Middle name of American actress/singer Elizabeth "Liz" Gillies.
Kian Egan- Former member of Irish boyband Westlife

Pop Culture References for the Name Egan

Character in David Stahler Jr.'s Truesight trilogy.
Barry Egan, from movie "Punch-Drunk Love"

Eagan, Eagen, Eagon, Egann, Egen, Eghan, Egon, Keegan, Macegan

Egan's International Variations

Aodhgan (Irish Gaelic) Iagan (Scottish)