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Gender: female/male
Pronunciation: TEG-an, TEE-gan
Meaning: beautiful, good-looking, fair
Related Names: Teagan, Teegan, Teige

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if female/male



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: tegan Origin: Welsh,,, Irish,, Meaning (no case): beautiful, good-looking, fair

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Tegan comes from the Welsh word teg, which means "beautiful"[1] or "fair."[1]

As a surname, Tegan may be related to the Irish name Tadgh or Taidgh, which means "poet."[1] Some of the variants are Teigue and Teige, which could have transformed into Tegan or Teagan.[1] As a surname, it most likely arose as a patronymic, McTeague or McTague, meaning "son of Teague."[1] The surname is Irish in origin, specifically from the region of Connacht.[1]

Usage of Tegan as a feminine name is modern.[1] Historical usage is probably a mistranslation of a similar name, such as Tegau.[1]


In the United States, the spelling Teagan is more popular than Tegan. Tegan first appeared on the top 1000 chart of most popular baby boy names in the year 2007, ranking at number 985. As a girl's name, the spelling Teagan first appeared on the top 1000 chart in 1999. Popularity has steadily risen. In 2007, Teagan was the 408th most popular name for baby girls in the United States. As a boy's name, the spelling Teagan appeared on the chart in 2004 and ranked at number 677 in 2007.[1] Like other contemporary names such as Jayden and Riley, both the gender and spelling are just a matter of preference. The more it is used, the more likely it is that one gender and spelling will become conventional.

Tegan is a very popular girl's name in Australia and New Zealand. It reached a high point as the 84th most popular name in both countries, during 1999 in New Zealand, and 1997 in Australia.[1]

Tegan is a popular girl's name in Canada. It was most popular in 1997, when Tegan was the 328th most popular girl's name in Canada. Popularity slipped a bit, but it remains a top 1000 name. In 2005, Tegan ranked at number 493. It has also begun to see usage as a boy's name. In 2005, Tegan was the 574th most popular boy's name in Canada.[1]


  • The musical act known as "Tegan and Sara" was originally called "Sara and Tegan," and their first album was released under that name.[1]


  • Tegan and Sara: musican duo
  • Tegan Jovanka: famous character from the television series Dr. Who


Author: Sarena Ulibarri


Facts about TeganRDF feed
Gender female/male  +
Length 5  +
Meaning beautiful, good-looking, fair  +
Meaningnc beautiful, good-looking, fair  +
Name tegan  +
Origin Welsh  +, and Irish  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation TEG-an, TEE-gan  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Teagan  +, Teegan  +, and Teige  +
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