Quick Facts on Teagan
- Celtic, Gaelic, Irish
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Characteristics of Teagan
Etymology & Historical Origin - Teagan
Teagan is the transferred use of an Irish surname, an anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendent of Tadhgán". The personal name Tadhgán is a diminutive of “tadhg” which is an Old Irish word for a “poet, storyteller” (poets and storytellers played an integral role in early Celtic societies). For instance, we know Tadg was the first name of an 11th century king of Connacht (a medieval province in western Ireland). First a clan name, Ó Tadhgáin eventually morphed into the last name Teagan. Parents in the United States recently hijacked Teagan as a first name – originally used for girls and eventually becoming unisex. For baby girls, Teagan was likely inspired by names like Reagan or Meagan. Inspiration also came from the surname craze in the United States (the trendy usage of surnames as forenames). There are several other Irish surnames on the U.S. charts today such as Sullivan, Finnegan, and Keegan. Teagan seemed like a natural follower. However, Teagan is not to be confused with Tegan, a female name with different Celtic roots (Tegan is Welsh, not Irish).
Popularity of the Name Teagan
The name Teagan first appeared on the female naming charts in America in 1999. In the past 10+ years, the name has soared almost 500 positions up the charts and is quickly approaching a spot on the Top 200 list of most favored girl names. Parents of little boys across America sat up and took notice. In 2004, Teagan debuted on the male naming charts officially bringing gender-neutrality to this old Irish surname. It’s not nearly as popular for little boys as it is for girls, but the name appears to have universal appeal. It does work well for either sex, as the name does not feel particularly feminine or masculine. Teagan definitely has that Irish quality and it’s an all-around lively, energetic sounding name. Still fairly new to the charts and not yet over-used, Teagan is an off-beat choice for either a girl or a boy. After all, your little baby is your greatest “poem”.
Popularity of the Unisex Name Teagan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Teagan
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Teagan
Teagan We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Teagan.
Popular Songs on Teagan
Teagan - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Teagan.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Teagan
Teagan's Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy (Talia Jager) - Teagan Kavanagh’s life is shattered when her parents are killed in a car accident. She must move in with her brother and is forced to attend public school for the first time in her life. As if starting a new school her junior year wasn’t hard enough, she continues to battle epilepsy and the constant unknown of when and where her next seizure will occur. As this new chapter in her life opens, she gets more than she bargained for. Torn between playing it safe and risking her life to be normal, Teagan must make a life changing decision. Recommended for ages 13+
The Teagan Name in History (Ancestry.com) - This book is part of the “Our Name in History” series, a collection of fascinating facts and statistics, alongside short historical commentary, created to tell the story of previous generations who have shared this name. The information in this book is a compendium of research and data pulled from census records, military records, ships' logs, immigrant and port records, as well as other reputable sources. Topics include: Name Meaning and Origin; Immigration Patterns and Census Detail; Family Lifestyles; Military Service History; and a Comprehensive Source Guide, for future research. Plus, the "Discover Your Family" section provides tools and guidance on how you can get started learning more about your own family history. Recommended for all ages.
Famous People Named Teagan
Famous People Named Teagan - Teagan Clive (bodybuilder); Teagan Presley (adult actress)
Children of Famous People Named Teagan
Famous People Who Named Their Child Teagan - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Teagan.
Teagan - Unisex Baby Name - Historic Figures
Teagan - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Teagan.
Personality of the Unisex Name Teagan
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Teagan