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Eugene Meaning


What does Eugene mean?

The name Eugene is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Eugene is "well born, of noble birth".

Eugene is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Eu-gene.

The Given Name Eugene

Eugene is the anglicized form of the Latin Eugenius which is a form of the Greek name Eugenios. It derives from the word eugenes meaning "well born" from the elements eu meaning "good" and genes meaning "born".

Eugene falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Eugene Bossilkov, and Eugene Delacroix.

Eugene Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 862 in baby name popularity for boys with 252 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 818 in baby name popularity for boys with 274 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Eugene Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Eugene has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Eugene to other names.

Eugene Related Names

Variants of the name Eugene include Eugenes.

The names Eugen, Eugeneia, Eugenia, Eugenio, Eugenios, Eugenius, Euginia, Euginio, Evgeniy, Evgeniya, Evgeny, Evzen, Ewane, Jeno, Yevgeniy, Yevheniy are all forms of Eugene.

Eugene has the diminutive (nickname) Gene.

Famous Eugenes

  • Eugene ~ Saint
  • Eugene Bossilkov ~ Saint
  • Eugene Delacroix ~ Artist
  • Eugene Fama ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 2013
  • Eugene Galekovic ~ Soccer Player
  • Eugene I ~ Pope (655-657), Saint
  • Eugene II ~ Pope (824-827)
  • Eugene III ~ Saint, Pope (1145-1153)
  • Eugene IV ~ Pope (1431-1447)
  • Eugene Levy ~ Actor
  • Eugene O'Neill ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 1936
  • Eugene of Mazenod ~ Saint
  • Eugene Schueller ~ Business Mogul
  • Eugene Wigner ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1963

Eugene Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Eugene.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Eugene Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Eugene in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Eugene.

Just for fun, see the name Eugene in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Eugene in Nautical Flags page.