First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Egan

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Alt. Meaning

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

G is for gracious, it shows everyday.

A is for adventure, take a new one today

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Notable Persons Named Egan

Notable Persons Named Egan

Egan Inoue

Egan Inoue is a martial artist. Egan was born on June 4th, 1965 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.

Egan Bernal

Egan Bernal is an athlete for the Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec. Egan was born on January 13th, 1997 in Colombia.

Egan Chambers

Egan Chambers was an office holder. Egan was born on March 22nd, 1921 in Montreal. He left this life on May 5th, 1994.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Egan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Egan

Susan Egan

Susan Egan is an actress, singer, dancer, voice actress, and comedian. She was most prominent from 1982 to present. Susan was given the name Susan Farrell Egan on February 18th, 1970 in Seal Beach, California, U.S.

Kian Egan

Kian Egan is a musician. He plays Guitar, Piano, Drum kit, Gibson Guitar Corporation, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1997. Kian was given the name Kian John Francis Egan on April 29th, 1980 in Sligo, Ireland.

Richard Egan

Richard Egan was an actor. His career lasted from 1949 to 1987. Richard was born on July 29th, 1921 in San Francisco. He breathed his last breath on July 20th, 1987.

Greg Egan

Greg Egan is a science fiction writer. He has had major accomplishments since 1983. Greg was given the name Gregory Mark Egan on August 20th, 1961 in Perth.

Peter Egan

Peter Egan is an actor. Peter was born on September 28th, 1946 in London.

Christopher Egan

Christopher Egan is an actor. Christopher was given the name Christopher Andrew Egan on June 29th, 1984. Christopher is also known as Chris Egan.

  • Jennifer Egan
  • Melissa Claire Egan
  • Eddie Egan
  • Edward Michael Egan
  • Richard J. Egan
  • Michael Francis Egan
    Christian Bishop
  • Mark Egan
  • Kieran Egan
  • William A. Egan
    Governor of Alaska
  • Ted Egan
    Administrator of the Northern Territory
  • Chandler Egan
  • Matthew Egan
    Australian Rules Football Player
  • Kenneth Egan
  • Dennis Egan
    Member of the Alaska Senate

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Egan U.S.
  White 94.48% 64.26%
  African American 0.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Egan

People with the last name Egan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Egan

  • How Popular is the name Egan? Egan is the 10,251st most popular name of all time. As a last name Egan was the 1,561st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Egan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,100 babies born with the first name Egan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Egan to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Egan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Egan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Egan is Friday, June 8th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Egan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Egan was in 2019 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Egan Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Egan is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Egan: The name spelled backwards is Nage. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nega. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Egan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,048 people with the last name Egan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Egan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Egan as their last name.
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