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Pronunciation /ˈjuːən/
Gender Male
Word/Name Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Meaning born of the yew
Region of origin Scotland, Canada
Other names
Related names Ewan, Ewen, Eoghan, Ivan, Owen

Euan, Ewen or Ewan is a male given name, most commonly heard throughout Scotland and Canada. It is a derivative of Eoghan (meaning "born of the yew (tree)") and is of Irish and Gaelic origin.[1] It is also, less commonly, a surname. Iuan, Ioan, Iwan and Iwen is the Welsh derivative. It is also associated loosely with the Scottish god of the glen. Owen is the predominant Welsh spelling of the name, but also Iwan and Iuan are also found, as in Cornish). Ouen can be considered the French or Breton spelling of the name. Euan, in Gaelic etymology, implies a plethoric (red-faced) individual.


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Fictional characters[edit]

  • Euan Ambercrombie, minor character from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Ewan, a character from the TV series Merlin Season 1 Episode 2
  • Ewan O'Hara, Juliet O'Hara's brother on the TV series Psych
  • Euan Pierce, the lead character from the TV series Off Centre

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  1. ^ Ó Corráin, Donnchadh agus Maguire, Fidelma. Irish Names (1981, 1990). 87-88.