Eugene

First Name
381k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
4k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Eugene mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Eugene

"Eugene" is a name of English origin, and it means "Well Born". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A city in western Oregon on the Willamette River; site of a university
  2. Austrian general in the service of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Spanish Succession (1663-1736)
Wiktionary

From French Eugène, from Latin Eugenius, from Ancient Greek Εὐγένιος (Eugénios, “well born”), from εὖ (eû, “well”) + γένος (génos, “born”). Parallel to eugenics.

  1. A male given name
  2. A town in Oregon

Notable Persons Named Eugene

Gene Kelly was a dancer, choreographer, director, actor, singer, producer, and choreography. He was most active from 1938 to 1994. Gene was given the name Eugene Curran Kelly on August 23rd, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. He died on February 2nd, 1996.

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Gene Hackman is an actor and author. He was most active from 1956 to 2004. Gene was given the name Eugene Allen Hackman on January 30th, 1930 in , U.S.

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Michael Landon was an actor, director, producer, writer, television director, and television producer. His career lasted from 1956 to 1991. Michael was given the name Eugene Maurice Orowitz on October 31st, 1936 in Queens, New York, U.S. He left this life on July 1st, 1991.

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Eugene Levy is an actor, comedian, producer, director, musician, and writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1969 to present. Eugene was born on December 17th, 1946 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Gore Vidal was a writer, writer (novelist, essayist, playwright, and etc.). Gore was given the name Eugene Louis Vidal by his parent Eugene Luther Vidal on October 3rd, 1925 in West Point, New York, U.S. He left this life on July 31st, 2012.

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Paul Gauguin was an artist in the fields of painting, sculpture, ceramics, and engraving. Paul was given the name Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin on June 7th, 1848. He breathed his last breath on May 8th, 1903.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Eugene

Rudy was born on February 4th, 1981 in Miami. Rudy is also known as Causeway Cannibal, Miami Cannibal, and Miami Zombie. They died on May 26th, 2012.

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Eugene is a k-pop singing, actor, and master of ceremonies. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Eugene was given the name Kim Yoo-jin on March 3rd, 1981 in Seoul.

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Frederick II Eugene was a noble. He holds the title Duke of Württemberg and List of rulers of Württemberg. Frederick was born as the child of Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, Princess Marie Auguste of Thurn, and Taxis on January 21st, 1732 in Stuttgart. He passed away on December 23rd, 1797.

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Charles Eugene was royalty. He was most active from 1737 to 1793. Charles was born as the child of Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, Princess Marie Auguste of Thurn, and Taxis on February 11th, 1728 in Brussels. He died on October 24th, 1793.

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Gene Eugene was a musician. His career lasted from 1982 to 2000. Gene was given the name Gene Andrusco on April 6th, 1961 in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. He passed away on March 20th, 2000.

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Frank was born on September 19th, 1865. He left this life on December 16th, 1936.

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How popular is the baby name Eugene in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 328 0 328 #53 boy name
1881 319 5 314 #48 boy name
1882 341 0 341 #52 boy name
1883 331 6 325 #51 boy name
1884 321 0 321 #59 boy name
1885 345 0 345 #51 boy name
1886 367 5 362 #51 boy name
1887 332 5 327 #54 boy name
1888 398 0 398 #53 boy name
1889 379 10 369 #52 boy name
1890 408 0 408 #47 boy name
1891 362 0 362 #48 boy name
1892 421 7 414 #53 boy name
1893 397 5 392 #54 boy name
1894 430 9 421 #52 boy name
1895 440 10 430 #50 boy name
1896 516 9 507 #45 boy name
1897 459 12 447 #49 boy name
1898 483 10 473 #49 boy name
1899 449 0 449 #45 boy name
1900 596 9 587 #45 boy name
1901 453 8 445 #44 boy name
1902 529 5 524 #44 boy name
1903 487 9 478 #44 boy name
1904 549 8 541 #44 boy name
1905 601 8 593 #42 boy name
1906 642 5 637 #39 boy name
1907 702 11 691 #41 boy name
1908 705 16 689 #43 boy name
1909 738 14 724 #43 boy name
1910 900 12 888 #40 boy name
1911 1,071 13 1,058 #43 boy name
1912 2,125 11 2,114 #41 boy name
1913 2,546 21 2,525 #43 boy name
1914 3,239 28 3,211 #43 boy name
1915 4,346 25 4,321 #41 boy name
1916 4,681 35 4,646 #39 boy name
1917 4,914 41 4,873 #39 boy name
1918 5,673 41 5,632 #35 boy name
1919 5,939 47 5,892 #33 boy name
1920 6,915 49 6,866 #30 boy name
1921 7,774 57 7,717 #26 boy name
1922 7,894 45 7,849 #25 boy name
1923 8,005 58 7,947 #25 boy name
1924 8,416 68 8,348 #25 boy name
1925 8,572 55 8,517 #24 boy name
1926 9,089 75 9,014 #23 boy name
1927 9,831 85 9,746 #20 boy name
1928 9,778 75 9,703 #20 boy name
1929 9,115 68 9,047 #20 boy name
1930 9,113 85 9,028 #21 boy name
1931 8,206 59 8,147 #21 boy name
1932 8,111 63 8,048 #22 boy name
1933 7,394 44 7,350 #23 boy name
1934 7,186 44 7,142 #24 boy name
1935 6,884 34 6,850 #27 boy name
1936 6,416 42 6,374 #29 boy name
1937 6,029 31 5,998 #33 boy name
1938 6,143 31 6,112 #33 boy name
1939 5,915 40 5,875 #37 boy name
1940 5,830 31 5,799 #38 boy name
1941 5,782 29 5,753 #42 boy name
1942 6,122 32 6,090 #45 boy name
1943 5,920 19 5,901 #47 boy name
1944 5,530 25 5,505 #48 boy name
1945 5,183 22 5,161 #50 boy name
1946 5,695 24 5,671 #57 boy name
1947 6,205 27 6,178 #59 boy name
1948 5,627 23 5,604 #61 boy name
1949 5,626 28 5,598 #58 boy name
1950 5,501 17 5,484 #58 boy name
1951 5,599 19 5,580 #65 boy name
1952 5,337 26 5,311 #72 boy name
1953 5,168 20 5,148 #75 boy name
1954 5,047 20 5,027 #77 boy name
1955 4,820 25 4,795 #81 boy name
1956 4,632 18 4,614 #86 boy name
1957 4,417 13 4,404 #92 boy name
1958 4,036 20 4,016
1959 3,908 20 3,888
1960 3,774 17 3,757
1961 3,460 11 3,449
1962 3,322 18 3,304
1963 3,249 30 3,219
1964 3,097 19 3,078
1965 2,736 20 2,716
1966 2,640 20 2,620
1967 2,469 17 2,452
1968 2,390 25 2,365
1969 2,362 12 2,350
1970 2,278 14 2,264
1971 2,078 14 2,064
1972 1,825 17 1,808
1973 1,744 22 1,722
1974 1,628 25 1,603
1975 1,539 20 1,519
1976 1,527 14 1,513
1977 1,412 17 1,395
1978 1,338 10 1,328
1979 1,349 16 1,333
1980 1,299 13 1,286
1981 1,188 14 1,174
1982 1,240 13 1,227
1983 1,118 17 1,101
1984 1,078 14 1,064
1985 1,004 10 994
1986 1,030 10 1,020
1987 909 13 896
1988 922 10 912
1989 895 10 885
1990 815 5 810
1991 784 8 776
1992 727 12 715
1993 649 7 642
1994 636 0 636
1995 529 0 529
1996 496 0 496
1997 517 5 512
1998 494 7 487
1999 483 0 483
2000 461 8 453
2001 429 8 421
2002 411 6 405
2003 393 10 383
2004 391 9 382
2005 346 6 340
2006 352 0 352
2007 358 7 351
2008 341 0 341
2009 312 0 312
2010 297 10 287
2011 267 5 262
2012 314 0 314
2013 289 0 289
2014 291 0 291
2015 272 0 272
2016 304 5 299
2017 274 0 274

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Popularity of Eugene as a first name

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Popularity of Eugene as a last name

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Common last names for Eugene

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  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • White
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  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Lewis

Common first names for Eugene

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eugene U.S.
  White 8.75% 64.26%
  African American 84.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eugene

People with the last name Eugene are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Eugene

  • What name lists does Eugene rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Eugene? Eugene is the 178th most popular name of all time. As a last name Eugene was the 7,870th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eugene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 381,165 babies born with the first name Eugene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eugene to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eugene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 328 new born babies.
  • When was Eugene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eugene is Thursday, August 16th, 1855.
  • What year had the most people named Eugene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eugene was in 1927 with a total of 9,746 babies. That's a lot of babies named Eugene!
  • Random Eugene Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eugene ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 111 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Eugene: Your name in reverse order is Enegue. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Egeeun. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eugene? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,205 people with the last name Eugene.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eugene? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Eugene as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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