Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Sword, blade; Well-born
Egeon is a masculine name of primarily German origin, long linked to Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. While a tragic figure in the playwright's farcical play, Egeon's two-fold etymology is not to be snuffed at. Potentially related to the name Eugene, Egeon could be understood as a variant of the Greek eugenēs, meaning "well-born." Formidable as this may be, Egeon's roots in the German element egin give it the edgier meaning of "sword" or "blade"—a twist that lovers of the play may not expect.
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