Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac
Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’, a widespread and ancient personal
name, possibly derived from eo ‘yew’, meaning ‘born of yew’. It
was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene), and was also
regarded as a Gaelic form of John. This was the name of one of
the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages; the other was Conall.
- Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’, a
Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Johannes (see John).
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