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EtymologyEdit

From French Eugène, from Latin Eugenius, from Ancient Greek Εὐγένιος (Eugénios, well born), from εὖ (, well) + γένος (génos, born). Parallel to eugenics.

Proper nounEdit

Eugene

  1. A male given name
    • 1796, Robert Southey, After Blenheim
      "Great praise the Duke of Marlb'ro' won / And our good Prince Eugene." / "Why 'twas a very wicked thing!" / Said little Wilhelmine
    • 2000, David Pierce, Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader. Cork University Press. ISBN 1859182585, page 8
      Eoghan (Owen) is frequently Eugene, and our own O'Curry, though he plucked up courage to prefix the O' to his name in later life, never discarded the Eugene, which, however, is far from being a monstrosity like most of our West-Britonized names
  2. A city in Oregon, USA, and the county seat of Lane County.

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