Eugene (given name)

Eugene (given name)

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Eugene is a common (masculine) first name that comes from the Greek "eugenes" (Greek- ευγενής, "noble", literally "well-born"). The name shares a root with the word eugenics. Variants include Eugène (French), Eugen (German, Romanian), Eugenio (Italian, Spanish), Eugénio / Eugênio (Portuguese), Eoghan (Irish), Oujan ( _fa. اوژن) , Evhen ( _ua. Євген), Yevgeniy ( _ru. Евгений), Evgeni ( _bg. Евгени), and Gene. The feminine variant is Eugenia.

In Christianity:
* Pope Eugene I, pope from 655 to 657
* Pope Eugene II, pope from 824 to 827
* Pope Eugene III, pope from 1145 to 1153
* Pope Eugene IV, pope from 1431 to 1447
* Charles-Joseph-Eugene de Mazenod (1782-1861), the founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
* St. Eugene, one of the deacons of Saint Zenobius
* Saint Eugenios of Trebizond was the patron saint of the Empire of Trebizond
* Pope Pius XII, pope from 1939 to 1958
* Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Roman Catholic cardinal from Brazil

In military:
* Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), noted general and Austrian Field Marshal
* Eugène de Beauharnais (1781-1824), the stepson and adopted child of Napoleon
* Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial (1856-1879), the only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France and his Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo
* Archduke Eugen of Austria (1863 - 1954), the last Habsburg Grandmaster of the Teutonic Order from 1894 to 1923
* Eugenio Calò (1905 - 1943), Italian partisan

In television and film:
* Gene L. Coon, American screenwriter and television producer
* Gene Eugene, Canadian born actor, record producer, engineer, composer and musician
* Eugene Levy, Jewish-Canadian actor
* Eugene Mirman, Russian-born American comedian, writer, and film maker
* Gene Hackman, Acclaimed Academy Award-winning American actor
* Eugene Horowitz, a character in "Hey Arnold!" media
* Gene Kelly, American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer, and choreographer
* Jerome Eugene Morrow, a suitably named character in "Gattaca", a film on genetic discrimination
* Thomas Eugene Paris or Tom Paris, a character in the "Star Trek" universe
* Gene Rayburn, American gameshow host and radio personality
* Gene Roddenberry, American scriptwriter and producer
* Gene Tierney, Academy Award - nominated American actress
* Gene Wilder, Academy Award-winning American actor
*Eugene ("Pokémon") or Eusine, a character in "Pokémon" media
*Eugene ("YuYu Hakusho") or Yusuke Urameshi, the main character in "YuYu Hakusho" media

In music:
* Gene Autry, American singer, actor, businessman
* Eugène Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer
* Eugène Goossens, fils, French conductor and violinist
* Eugène Goossens, père, Belgian conductor
* Eugene Hütz, lead singer and guitarist of the group Gogol Bordello
* Eugene Izotov, Russian-American oboist
* Eugen Jochum, German conductor
* Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist
* Gene Krupa, American jazz and big band drummer
* Evgeny Mravinsky, Russian conductor
* Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-born conductor
* Eugene Pao, Hong Kong jazz guitarist
* Gene Pitney, American singer ("Hello, Mary Lou")
* Gene Simmons, American musician in the band Kiss
* Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor
* Gene Vincent, American singer ("Be Bop a Lula")
* Eugène Ysaÿe, Belgian violinist, composer and conductor
* Eugene (entertainer), a Korean singer of the group S.E.S.

In literature:
* Eugénio de Castro, Portuguese writer
* Eugene Field, Nineteenth Century poet
* Eugène Marin Labiche, French dramatist
* Eugène Lanti, Esperantist, socialist and writer
* Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, prose writer and translator, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1975
* Eugene O'Neill, American playwright
* Eugène Edine Pottier, French revolutionary socialist, poet, and transport worker
* Eugénio Tavares, Cape Verdean poet
* Gene Weingarten, humor writer and journalist

In astronomy:
* Eugène Michel Antoniadi, Greek astronomer
* Eugène Joseph Delporte, Belgian astronomer

In art:
* Eugène Carrière, French symbolist
* Eugène Delacroix, French painter
* Eugenio Granell, Spanish painter
* Eugène Grasset, Swiss decorative artist of the Belle Epoque
* Jean-Baptiste Claude Eugène Guillaume, French sculptor

In politics:
* Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, Argentine president, executed by terrorist organization Montoneros
* Eugene V. Debs, American socialist
* Eugene J. McCarthy, U.S. senator from Minnesota
* Eugène Paquet, Canadian parliamentarian
* Eugène Ruffy, Swiss politician
* Eugene Terreblanche, South African right-wing politician and leader of the AWB

In sports:
* Eugenio Castellotti, Italian Formula One driver
* Eugène Chaboud, Formula One driver from France
* Eugène Christophe a French professional cyclist from 1904 to 1926 who was the first cyclist to wear the famous yellow jersey in the Tour de France
* Eugenio Corini, Italian Footballer
* Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russian tennis player
* Evgeni Malkin, Russian forward in the NHL playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins
* Gene Miles, Australian rugby league footballer
* Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder
* Gene Moore (baseball outfielder), right fielder in Major League Baseball
* Gene Moore (baseball pitcher), left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
* Evgeni Nabokov, goalie in the National Hockey League
* Gene Okerlund, professional wrestling announcer
* Gene Samuel, Trinidad and Tobago road bicycle racer and track cyclist
* Gene Snitsky, professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the "RAW" brand
* Evgeni Plushenko, Russian figure skater
* Gene Upshaw, NFL Hall of Fame guard and former NFL Players Association director
* Eugene, the ring name of WWE wrestler Nick Dinsmore

In science:
* Eugenio Beltrami, Italian mathematician
* Eugenio Berríos, Chilean biochemist
* Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician
* Eugene Guth, Hungarian-American theoretical physicist known for his contributions to polymer physics and the Kinetic Theory of Rubber Elasticity
* Eugene Lazowski, Polish doctor who saved 8,000 people by creating a fake typhus epidemic in World War II
* Jean Claude Eugène Péclet, French physicist
* Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer best known for his contributions to lifting body and ramjet technology
* Eugène Simon, French arachnologist
* Eugène Soubeiran, renowned French scientist who served as chief pharmacist at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital
* Evhen Tsybulenko, professor of international law
* Eugene Paul Wigner, Hungarian-American theoretical physicist and winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963

In other uses:
* Eugene Burger, American magician and author
* Eugene Cernan, former American astronaut; eleventh man on the Moon
* Before changing his name, Jin Kariya was known as "Eugene Currier"
* Eugen Dühring, German philosopher and economist
* Eugene Antonio Marino, first African-American archbishop in the United States
* Eugène Minkowski, French psychiatrist
* Gene Moore (window dresser), leading window-dresser of the 20th century
* Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, German-born Jewish social philosopher
* Eugênio German, Brazilian chess player
* Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican philosopher, educator, lawyer
* Eugenio Garza Lagüera, Mexican businessman

ee also

* Eugene (disambiguation)

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