Eugene - boys name

Eugene name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 73%

Eugene name meaning:

The name Eugene is of Greek origin and holds a significant meaning. Derived from the Greek words "eu" meaning "good" and "genes" meaning "born," Eugene translates to "well-born" or "noble." The name has a sense of elegance and carries an air of refinement. It conveys a sense of strength and dignity, symbolizing someone of high character and noble descent.

Eugene has been a popular name throughout history, with notable figures bearing the name. This includes Saint Eugene, who was a third-century martyr, and Eugene O'Neill, the renowned American playwright. The name Eugene has also been associated with intelligence and creativity, with many individuals named Eugene thriving in artistic fields such as music, literature, and visual arts.

Parents who choose the name Eugene for their baby boy may hope to bestow upon him the virtues of nobility, strength, and intelligence. The name carries a timeless quality, evoking a sense of tradition and sophistication.

Origin: Greek

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Saints names, Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Eugene , Eugena, Eugeni, Eugenia , Eugenio, Eugina, Evgenii, Gene , Owena

Other boys names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 1290 out of 4789

20 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Eugene

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