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Gender: Male Pronunciation: o-wen Meaning of Eoin: "God is gracious" Origin of Eoin: Irish, variation of John

The name Eoin is a boy's name of Gaelic origin meaning "God is gracious". Eoin and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Though Eoin is a Gaelic form of John, its Anglicized pronunciation links it directly to Owen. Eoin is currently a Top 30 name in Ireland. Other variations: Ewan, Ewen, Evan and Eoghan (pronounced as Owen but also translated as Eugene).

Eoin Colfer is the author of the Artemis Fowl books.

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Famous People Named Eoin

Eoin MacNeill, Irish scholar and politician
Eoin Colfer, Irish novelist
Eoin Christopher Macken, Irish model and actor
Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan, Irish cricketer
Eoin O'Duffy, Irish revolutionary and politician
Eoin Jess, Scottish footballer
Eoin Kelly, Irish hurler
Eoin Larkin, Irish hurler
Eoin Reddan, Irish rugby player
Eoin Macken, Irish actor and author

Pop Culture References for the name Eoin


hollyrose90 Says:


This one is too odd. You will forever have people pronouncing his name wrong and asking him how to say it. At first glance, I saw "Ey-oh-win" like the LOTR character, Eowyn. I think this spelling is trying TOO hard to be unique, at least for an American child.

EW314 Says:


My preferred spelling of Owen. I also like the other John variants Evan and Ifan.