AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

EÓIN, genitive — id. (the same), Eoin, John, (Owen); Hebrew — Jochanan, grace, or gracious gift of Jehovah; the name of the precursor of Our Lord, and of the beloved disciple; common in all Christian countries; in use in Ireland from early Christian times; one of the most frequent names among the Anglo-Norman settlers, and now by far the most popular name in Ireland. See Seaghán, Seán and Seón. Latin — Joannes, -is.

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.