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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 "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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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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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.