E names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Eugene is the English form of Latin Eugenius which derives from Ancient Greek Eugenios meaning “well born” from eu (well) from PIE root *h₁es- (to be) and genos (born) which also derives from PIE *ǵénh₁os (race, lineage).

Nicknames: Gene

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Eugenios (Ancient Greek)
  • Eugenius (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Evgeni (Bulgarian, Russian)
  • Evgeniy (Russian)
  • Evgeny (Russian)
  • Yevgeniy (Russian)
  • Yevgeni (Russian)
  • Yevgeny (Russian)
  • Zhenya (Russian and Bulgarian diminutive)
  • Genya (Russian diminutive)
  • Eugène (French)
  • Eugen (German, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian)
  • Evžen (Czech)
  • Eugenio (Italian, Spanish)
  • Eugênio (Portuguese)
  • Euken (Basque)
  • Eižens (Latvian)
  • Eugenijus (Lithuanian)
  • Evgenij (Macedonian)
  • Eugeniusz (Polish)
  • Yevgen (Ukrainian)
  • Yevhen (Ukrainian)
  • Yevheniy (Ukrainian)
  • Uxío (Galician)
  • Owain (Welsh)
  • Owen (Welsh, English)
  • Yvain
  • Ywain
  • Eoghan (Irish, Scottish)
  • Eógan (Ancient Irish)


Female forms:

  • Eugenia (Ancient Greek, Italian, Danish, Romanian, Polish, English)
  • Eugena (English)
  • Eugénie (French)
  • Evgenia (Greek, Russian, Bulgarian)
  • Evgeniya (Bulgarian, Russian)
  • Yevgeniya (Russian)
  • Yevheniya (Ukrainian)
  • Evgenija (Macedonian)
  • Jevgēņija (Latvian)
  • Jevgeņija (Latvian)
  • Eugênia (Portuguese)
  • Eukene (Basque)
  • Owena (Welsh)



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