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From the Old French form of the Greek name Eugenios (from eugenēs ‘well-born, noble’). This name was borne by various early saints, notably a 5th-century bishop of Carthage, a 7th-century bishop of Toledo, and four popes. It is sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Irish Eóghan and has also been used as an Anglicized form of the Irish name Aodh.
239th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
334,148
to be exact
360,450
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
Pennsylvania
has the most people named Eugene per capita
1928
marked the height of its popularity
0.04%
99.96%
67%
55+
26%
30-54
5%
13-29
3%
0-12

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