Tegan with a Welsh name that signifies beauty, but for some, it's also alternative spelling to the Gaelic name Teagan. However you see it, it's a beautiful baby name that is suitable for both boys and girls, and it would be perfect for your newborn if you're looking for something that isn't too common but not too out there either. Tegan pairs well with numerous middle names.

Meaning of the name Tegan:

Welsh: Beautiful, fair
Gaelic: poet, storyteller

Origin of the name Tegan:

The baby name Tegan may be derived from the Welsh word “teg,” which means fair or beautiful. It may also be derived from the Irish-Gaelic word “tadhg,” which means poet or storyteller. In that case, it would be an alternative spelling of the name Teagan.

Symbolism of the name Tegan:

As a Welsh name, Tegan may symbolize natural beauty. As a Gaelic name, it could symbolize someone who is creative and writers or tells stories.

Style of the name Tegan:

Modern in the United States

Gender of the name Tegan:

Tegan is a great name for both boys and girls, though it's more commonly used for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Tegan:


Number of syllables in the name Tegan:


Emotion evoked from the name Tegan:

The baby name Tegan evokes images of someone who is fair, peaceful and harmonious.

Alternative spellings for the name Tegan:

Nicknames for the name Tegan:

  • Teag
  • Tay

Popularity of the name Tegan:

Tegan only spent a few years on the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States, according to the Social Security Administration. For girls, it ranked from 2010 until 2017. For boys, it only made the list in 2007.

Related names for the name Tegan:

Great middle names for Tegan and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Tegan:

  • Tegan Higginbotham (comedian)
  • Tegan McCarthy (swimmer)
  • Tegan Philip (netball player)
  • Tegan Moss (actress)
  • Tegan Quin (singer)

Tegans in popular culture:

  • Tegan Jovanka (character on the TV show “Doctor Who”)
  • Tegan Freedman (character on the TV show “Neighbours”)
  • Tegan Callahan (character on the TV show “Home and Away”)
  • Tegan Lomax (character on the TV show “Hollyoaks”)
  • Tegan(character on the TV show “How to Get Away with Murder”)