Gender: Masculine
Origin: German
Meaning: “sword.”
Eng (EE-gahn); Germ (EH-gone)

The name is derived from the Old Germanic, ekka, meaning “sword.” Some sources list the name as a Hungarian form of Eugene, or as a German contraction of the Old German name, Eckhard, which would mean, “sword strength” or “strong as a sword.”

In German-speaking countries, the name is considered old fashioned. In the Anglo-phone world, it is associated with 1980 films and TV series, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II and The Real Ghostbusters, in which one of the main characters was named Egon Spengler.

The name was also borne by the early 20th-century Austrian painter, Egon Schiele (1890-1918).

Another form of the name is Egino (German).

The designated name-days are: March 11 (Sweden); July 15 (Germany, Poland); September 1 (Hungary); November 17 (Estonia)



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