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Gender: Male Pronunciation: YOO-un Meaning of Ewan: "born of the yew tree" Origin of Ewan: Scottish form of Gaelic Eoghan

The name Ewan is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "born of the yew tree". Ewan and is often added to lists like Tree Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

This appealing name has a good chance of catching on due to the popularity of Ewan McGregor, and the trend towards Gaelic names in general. Pronunciation is YOO-un.

Ewan has a complex family tree, with connections to John, Owen, Hugh, Evan and Eugene. Other spellings are Ewen, Eoin and Euan.

In Willa Cather's novel My Mortal Enemy, there is a character called Ewan Gray.

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Famous People Named Ewan

Ewan Gordon McGregor, Scottish actor
Ewan MacColl (born James Henry Miller), British folk singer-songwriter
Ewan Morrison, Scottish novelist and screenwriter
Ewan Christian, English architect
Ewan Pearson, English music producer
Ewan Robert Geoffrey O'Dowd, son of Erin Boag & Peter O'Dowd

Pop Culture References for the name Ewan

Euan, Euen, Ewen, Ewyn


sirens_sam Says:


Really crushing on this name..

Lara88 Says:


I knew a boy called Ewan and other kids called him Urine, which is kind of awful tbh. I think this is a nice enough name but I wouldn't ever use it.

aaashark12 Says:


dont know why so many ewans are blonde

aaashark12 Says:


theres a lot of ewans where i live in scotland andtheyre all great peopl

katinka Says:


My cousin is called Euan, though I prefer this spelling. Much prefer Ewan to Owen.

TheHumanCanvas Says:


It's just a comment.




Essa Says:


True, although I know a few Ewans/Euans and I think it's fairly well known where I'm from so I don't think there'd be too much of an issue.

Bobcat108 Says:


I think that at least for many Americans the initial sound of "YOO" isn't appealing (e.g., Eugene, Eunice).

Ewan Spence Says:


I am called Ewan.

Essa Says:


I definitely prefer this to Owen. I really don't understand how this isn't more popular.