Irish Gaelic
"born of the yew tree"

Eoghan Origin and Meaning

The name Eoghan is a boy's name of Gaelic, Irish, Irish Gaelic origin meaning "born of the yew tree".
Pronounced like Owen, this was the name of several early Irish kings and saints, as well as a celebrated Ulster hero. Often spelled with two 'n's in Scotland, it has been Anglicized as Ewan, Ewen, Euan, Owen, Hugh, or Eugene.

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Famous People Named Eoghan

  • Eoghan Ruadh Ó Néill (Owen Roe O'Neill)commander of Irish forces in the Confederation of Kilkenny
  • Eóghan of ArgyllScottish nobleman and soldier
  • Eoghan CorryIrish journalist and historian
  • Eoghan HarrisIrish politician
  • Eoghan HickeyIrish rugby player
  • Eoghan QuiggIrish singer

Eoghan in Pop Culture

  • also spelt "Eohann"