Name Element GAN 2

Type Word
Usage Old Irish

Meaning & History

Old Irish suffix meaning "family, birth, born of" [1][2].

Related Items

Other Languages & Culturesgenos(Ancient Celtic) gen(Old Welsh)
Given Name DescendantsTyrone(African American) Morgaine, Morgan, Morgen(Arthurian Romance) Taryn, Tyron, Tyrone(English) Morgane(French) Eoghan, Owen, Comgán, Comhghán, Muirín(Irish) Eógan, Eoghan, Muirgen(Irish Mythology) Eógan(Old Irish) Euan, Ewan, Ewen(Scottish) Eòghann(Scottish Gaelic)
Surname DescendantsMac Eoghain, McCune, McKowen(Irish) McEwan(Scottish) MacEòghainn(Scottish Gaelic)
Place Name DescendantTyrone(Irish)
Same Spellinggān, gan 1

Sources & References

  1. Matasović, Ranko. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Brill, 2009, page 158.
  2. Page at https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Celtic/genos.
Entry added January 21, 2022