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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tegan

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20th century coinage from Welsh tegan (“toy, darling”), or transferred use of the Irish surname Ó Tadhgáin or of the (Irish-derived English) given name Teagan, which is derived from a diminutive of Tadhg.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Tegan

She holds the title Miss Universe Australia 2014 and Miss Universe Australia. Tegan was born on September 7th, 1992 in Newcastle, New South Wales.

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Tegan Moss is an actress and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1993. Tegan was born on February 7th, 1985 in Vancouver.

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Tegan was given the name Tegan Marie Higginbotham in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.

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Tegan Summer is a film producer, screenwriter, actor, and producer. Tegan was born in London.

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Tegan Bennett Daylight is a writer.

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Tegan was born on September 3rd, 1988.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 5 5 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 8 8 0
1972 11 11 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 5 5 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 22 22 0
1977 28 28 0
1978 31 31 0
1979 58 58 0
1980 40 40 0
1981 38 38 0
1982 29 29 0
1983 47 47 0
1984 88 82 6
1985 134 129 5
1986 112 112 0
1987 112 107 5
1988 93 85 8
1989 107 107 0
1990 101 93 8
1991 71 62 9
1992 86 72 14
1993 73 61 12
1994 78 57 21
1995 77 62 15
1996 86 72 14
1997 97 78 19
1998 107 78 29
1999 111 79 32
2000 123 91 32
2001 157 109 48
2002 143 94 49
2003 197 137 60
2004 217 138 79
2005 281 145 136
2006 290 145 145
2007 375 173 202
2008 402 244 158
2009 418 257 161
2010 409 275 134
2011 446 350 96
2012 356 252 104
2013 402 303 99
2014 402 324 78
2015 399 286 113
2016 390 306 84
2017 347 266 81

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Popularity of Tegan as a first name

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Popularity of Tegan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tegan U.S.
  White 95.24% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tegan

People with the last name Tegan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tegan

  • How Popular is the name Tegan? Tegan is the 2,938th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tegan was the 118,185th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tegan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,633 babies born with the first name Tegan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tegan to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tegan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Tegan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tegan was in 2011 with a total of 350 babies.
  • Random Tegan Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tegan is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Tegan: Your name in reverse order is Naget. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Taneg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tegan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 147 people with the last name Tegan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tegan? Tegan is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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