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Tegan

Origin: Namibia
gender-female
Region Origin: Southern Africa

Tegan is a given name of Welsh origin, meaning "darling," "loved one," "favourite," and is the normal Welsh word for "toy". It is a diminutive of the Welsh word "teg," which translates to "fair". The name is gender-neutral, although its variant spelling, Teagan, is typically given to girls. Tegan is pronounced as "ˈtɛgan" in Welsh and /ˈtiːɡən/ in English. The name Tegan has been somewhat common in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Canada since the 1980s and 90s. Notable people with the first name Tegan include Tegan Higginbotham, an Australian comedian and actress, and Tegan Martin, an Australian model and beauty pageant titleholder who was Miss Universe Australia 2014 and placed in the Top 10 at Miss Universe 2014. The name has also been used for fictional characters in various television series, such as Tegan Jovanka in the British television series Doctor Who and Tegan Lomax in the British television series Hollyoaks.

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