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- A male given name from Scottish Gaelic Eòin, equivalent to English John.
- 1975, Robertson Davies, World of Wonders, →ISBN, page 736:
- “If you want a Scotch name why don’t you call him Jock?” Macgregor looked disgusted. “Because Jock is not a name, but a diminutive, as everybody knows well. It is the diminutive of John. And John is not a Scots name. The Scots form of that name is Ian. If you want to call him Ian Fetch, I shall say no more”.
male given name
- Concerning the names Iain, Ian, and Eoin by Josh Mittleman
For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Ian.