Meaning and name origin
Megan \m(e)-gan\ as a girl's name is pronounced MEG-an, MEE-gan, MAY-gan. It is of Welsh origin. Variant of Margaret (Greek) "pearl", based on the short form Meg. Phonetic spellings of Megan are used to ensure one of the three pronunciations. See also Meegan. Actress Megan Mullaly.
Megan is a very popular first name for females (#151 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#42875 out of 88799, Top 48%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Megan for girls. Megan reached its highest rank of #10 in the U.S. in 1994. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Megan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Margaret (#169), Megan (#308), Meghan, Meghann, Meaghan, Meagan, Maegan and Meg. (2014 statistics).