Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Tegan

Tegan a diminutive of the Welsh word “teg” meaning “fair, beautiful” and so essentially means “little fair one”. It could also be said that Tegan is similar to the Irish surname Teagan (like Regan –> Reagan), from the Gaelic meaning “poet, storyteller”. In Gaelic, Teagan looks like “Tadhgán” which is the diminutive of “tadhg” which is an old Irish-Gaelic word for a poet or storyteller, so Teagan (as a diminutive) could be said to mean “little songwriter”. An 11th century King of Connacht (an ancient kingdom in western Ireland) bore the name Tadg; we wonder if he was known for yarning a few tales himself. Teagan developed as a given name in the United States, first for girls and then eventually becoming unisex. Tegan came later and also has a history of being unisex, although it recently disappeared from the boy’s list and seems to be used exclusively on baby girls now..

All About the Baby Name – Tegan

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME TEGAN

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME TEGAN

At least in the United States it appears that Tegan is more tied to Teagan as opposed to parents discovering the name’s Welsh roots (fair, beautiful). Teagan is doing quite well for little girls (almost a Top 200 favorite), and then suddenly Tegan appeared out of nowhere in 2010 so it seems clear that Tegan is really just an altered spelling of Teagan (like our Regan/Reagan example). With only a couple years in circulation under her belt, it’s still too soon to determine Tegan’s staying power on the charts. Also the Teagan spelling is still preferred; parents are four times more likely to give their daughter’s the Teagan spelling over the more simplistic Tegan.

Quick Facts

ON TEGAN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Celtic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

851

PRONUNCIATION:

TEE-gәn

SIMPLE MEANING:

Fair; Poet

Characteristics

OF TEGAN

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Tegan

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME TEGAN

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

Popular Songs

ON TEGAN

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Famous People

NAMED TEGAN

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Children of Famous People

NAMED TEGAN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME TEGAN

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