Originally spelled “Eoghan” in Irish, the name is a form of “Eugene.” Owen means “born of the tree” and is a name found in much Irish mythology. St. Owen was a Benedictine monk and monastery builder. Nicknames: En or Lenny.
Anthony traces its roots all the way back to the 1st century in Rome. In the 4th century, the name regained popularity due to St. Anthony the Great, one of the Desert Fathers. Nicknames for Anthony include Tony, Toni, or Nino.