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.