Tegan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Proper noun[edit]

Tegan (plural Tegans)

  1. A female given name.
    • 1999, John Kenneth Muir, A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television, page 339:
      Janet Fielding's Tegan also says goodbye to Doctor Who in "Resurrection of the Daleks," and her farewell has an abrupt air to it. [] Tegan simply has a temper tantrum and says she has seen too much violence. She then runs off into a warehouse and disappears.
    • 2007, Christine Jones, Mariard, Volume 1: The Gifting, page 68:
      The lad felt most honoured when Tegan called him her best friend.
    • 2007 August, Barry Walters, How To Tell Tegan From Sara, Spin, page 44:
      Canadian indie-rock duo Tegan and Sara Quin have spent a lifetime answering the question: "So which one of you is which?"
    • 2011, Catherine Powell, Safeguarding And Child Protection For Nurses, Midwives And Health Visitors, page 126:
      Following a restless and difficult day, Tegan, who is 11 weeks old, falls asleep cuddled up with her mother Carys on the sofa.
  2. A male given name.
    • 2006, Report of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court and in the Court of Appeals of the State of Idaho, page 14:
      Their next door neighbor told Ott she had seen Tegan the night before the report was made and he did not have any bruises on his head.
    • 2008, Lara Adrian, Midnight Awakening, 2013, unnumbered page:
      'But,' Tegan prompted, pulling Elise toward him like he wanted something firm to hold onto. 'But it was empty.'
  3. A surname​.

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