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From French Eugène, from Latin Eugenius, from Ancient Greek Εὐγένιος (Eugénios, well born), from εὖ (, good, well) +‎ -γενής (-genḗs, born a certain way). Parallel to eugenics. Doublet of Yevgeny and Eugenius.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈjuː.d͡ʒin/
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  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /juˈd͡ʒin/
  • enPR: jēn
  • Rhymes: -iːn

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek
    • 1796, Robert Southey, After Blenheim
      "Great praise the Duke of Marlb'ro' won / And our good Prince Eugene." / "Why 'twas a very wicked thing!" / Said little Wilhelmine
    • 2000, David Pierce, Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader, . Cork University Press., →ISBN, page 8:
      Eoghan (Owen) is frequently Eugene, and our own O'Curry, though he plucked up courage to prefix the O' to his name in later life, never discarded the Eugene, which, however, is far from being a monstrosity like most of our West-Britonized names
  2. A city, the county seat of Lane County, Oregon, United States.

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