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

Egan Origin and Meaning

The name Egan is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "little fire".

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

Pop Culture References for the name Egan

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

Egan's International Variations

Aodhgan (Irish Gaelic) Iagan (Scottish)


ChipmunkGirl Says:


I met an eight year old Egan today! The cutest kid EVER.
He was the life of the party, amazing dancer, super sweet. I didn't even know him but he came over to me and gave me a hug saying, "I'm so glad you could come tonight!"

indiefendi2 Says:


I've heard this on girls as well, a la Keegan.