Origin of the name EUGENE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name EUGENE.
form of Greek Eugenios, meaning "well born."
Usage: America, Australia, Canada, England, France (Eugène), Great
Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
... the Italian Eugenio, that
high-spirited Savoyard, growing weary of lingering at the court of Louis
XIV., and hearing himself called le petit Abbé du Roi, rendered
the sound of Prince Eugène dear to Austria and England; terrible to
France and Turkey. Foe as he was, it is to his fame that the great
popularity of Eugène in France is owing, whilst even in the
country for which he fought Eugen
is far less common... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)