Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Eagan
Eagan is the transferred use of an Irish surname into a masculine personal name. In its original Gaelic form, Eagan (Anglicized) comes from Mac Aodhagáin meaning “son of Aodha” – Aodha meaning “fire” –ultimately in reference to Áed, the ancient Celtic god of fire. The personal name Aodhán was also borne by several ancient High Kings of Ireland as well as a few important early Irish saints. The older Gaelic versions of the name were relatively common during Antiquity and the early medieval period. Probably the most famous Irishman named Aidan (in its most modern Irish form) was the 7th century Saint Aidan of Iona (Scotland) who went on to establish a monastery in Northumbria (England), credited with bringing Christianity to the pagan Saxons. As a pre-17th century Irish clan name, the Mac Egan family was located in the sub-kingdom of the Uí Maine in southeast Connacht on the banks of the Shannon River. They were a well-known clan of hereditary lawyers to the ruling families of the Kingdom of Connacht. Later, after the subjugation of the Old Gaelic order by the British, the clan name morphed into Keegan/Keagan and, more simply, Egan. The first recorded reference to this old surname was rendered as M’Egan in the early 13th century in County Clare (when an Irish woman was married to an Anglo-Norman landowner). As a masculine given name, Eagan is not common.
All About the Baby Name – Eagan
OF THE BOY NAME EAGAN
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
OF THE BOY NAME EAGAN
Eagan has never been used as a given name with enough frequency to land a position on America’s Top 1000 list, which means he remains a rare choice. To put this in perspective, only 19 baby boys were given the name Eagan in 2012 – hardly a blip on the radar screen. Still Eagan is reminiscent of similar sounding Irish surnames-turned-first-names (Keagan, Reagan, Teagan). It’s just a simpler, more minimalistic version. Eagan is also less popular than these others, and therefore more unique. It’s a cool sounding name loaded with interesting Irish-Gaelic history and a fiery little attitude. It’s also a #1 in numerology which happens to supply the name with very powerful energy.
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Son of fire