Meaning of the Irish name Eoghan. Listen and learn how to pronounce Eoghan so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: Comes from an old Irish word and means “”born of the yew tree.”” In Northern Ireland the name Eoghan is found in Tir Eoghan, County Tyrone or “”The Land of Eoghan”” and is often accompanied by Roe in memory of the Irish patriot Eoghan Roe (“”Red Eoghan””) O””Neill who won a great battle over the British at Benburb in 1646.

GENDER: Boy | Male



ENGLISH: Owen, Eugene

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Eoghan and read along with the meaning)

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