Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Teagan

Teagan is the transferred use of an Irish surname, an anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendent of Tadhgán". The personal name Tadhgán is a diminutive of “tadhg” which is an Old Irish word for a “poet, storyteller” (poets and storytellers played an integral role in early Celtic societies). For instance, we know Tadg was the first name of an 11th century king of Connacht (a medieval province in western Ireland). First a clan name, Ó Tadhgáin eventually morphed into the last name Teagan. Parents in the United States recently hijacked Teagan as a first name – originally used for girls and eventually becoming unisex. For baby girls, Teagan was likely inspired by names like Reagan or Meagan. Inspiration also came from the surname craze in the United States (the trendy usage of surnames as forenames). There are several other Irish surnames on the U.S. charts today such as Sullivan, Finnegan, and Keegan. Teagan seemed like a natural follower. However, Teagan is not to be confused with Tegan, a female name with different Celtic roots (Tegan is Welsh, not Irish).

All About the Baby Name – Teagan

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME TEAGAN

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME TEAGAN

The name Teagan first appeared on the female naming charts in America in 1999. In the past 10+ years, the name has soared almost 500 positions up the charts and is quickly approaching a spot on the Top 200 list of most favored girl names. Parents of little boys across America sat up and took notice. In 2004, Teagan debuted on the male naming charts officially bringing gender-neutrality to this old Irish surname. It’s not nearly as popular for little boys as it is for girls, but the name appears to have universal appeal. It does work well for either sex, as the name does not feel particularly feminine or masculine. Teagan definitely has that Irish quality and it’s an all-around lively, energetic sounding name. Still fairly new to the charts and not yet over-used, Teagan is an off-beat choice for either a girl or a boy. After all, your little baby is your greatest “poem”.

Quick Facts

ON TEAGAN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Celtic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

929

PRONUNCIATION:

TEE-gin

SIMPLE MEANING:

Poet, storyteller

Characteristics

OF TEAGAN

Communicative

Creative

Optimistic

Popular

Social

Dramatic

Happy

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Teagan

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME TEAGAN

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Teagan

Popular Songs

ON TEAGAN

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Famous People

NAMED TEAGAN

Teagan Clive (bodybuilder)
Teagan Presley (adult actress)
Teagan Clive (bodybuilder)
Teagan Presley (adult actress)
Teagan Clive (bodybuilder)
Teagan Presley (adult actress)

Children of Famous People

NAMED TEAGAN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME TEAGAN

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Teagan