Of Greek origin.

Russian form of the name Eugene.

From the Greek name “Εὐγένιος”, deriving from the word “εὐγενής “, meaning “well born” and “polite”.

Other forms of the name are: Yevgeniy, Evgeni, Eugenio, Owen, Gene, Yevgen, YvainOwain.

Famous bearers are Yevgeny Yevtushenko,Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Yevgeny Korotyshkin, Yevgeny Lagunov.