|Derivation||each + donn|
1. "horse" + "lord";|
2. "horse" + "brown"
|Anglicisation(s)||Hector (given name), Hector (surname)|
Eachann is a masculine given name in the Scottish Gaelic. A similar and possibly related early form of the name was Eachdonn. The name is composed of two elements; the first element is each, meaning "horse". The second element is donn, which has been given two different meanings. One proposed meaning is "brown"; another proposed meaning is "lord". The early Gaelic form of the name, Eachdonn, was 'confused' with the Norse Hakon (which is etymologically unrelated).
People with the given name
- Eachann Mac Goraidh MacAlasdair, chief of Clan MacAlister.
- Eachann Maclean, may refer to many people.
People with the given name as part of a patronymic name
- Goraidh Mac Eachann MacAlasdair, Chief of Clan MacAlister, son of Eachann Mac Goraidh MacAlasdair.
- Mairead inghean Eachann, the spouse of Alexander Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan, and mother of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar.
- Mark, Colin (2006), The Gaelic-English Dictionary, London: Routledge, p. 714, ISBN 0-203-22259-8
- "Learn about the family history of your surname". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 7 October 2010. which cited Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4. for the surname "Hector".
- Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 120, 121, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1
- Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4.
- "Learn about the family history of your surname". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 7 October 2010. which cited Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4. for the surname "McEachin".
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