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Megan /me-gan/ as a girls' name is pronounced MEG-an, MEE-gan, MAY-gan. It is of Welsh and Greek origin, and the meaning of Megan is "pearl".

Variant of Margaret, 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 has 14 variants: Maegan, Maygan, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megen, Meggan, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy, Meghan, Meghann, Meghanne and Meighan.

Megan has 13 more alternative forms via Margaret, Meegan, Meg: Mag, Maggi, Maggy, Maiga, Marga, Meegan, Meeghan, Meta, Mette, Meyta, Peg, Pegeen and Peggy.

Kreatif forms: Meganna, Mesgan, Mougan. [more]

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Megan is a very prominent first name for women (#151 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#37591 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name history of Megan for girls. Megan was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #10 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is presently at #308. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Megan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Megan outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Megan and related names. Popular related forms of Megan (#308 from current records) ranked in the Top 1000 are Maegan, Margaret (#169 from current records), Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Meghan, Meghann, Meta and Peggy. Adoption of these forms of Megan was more pronounced during the years 1980-1989 (adoption of 0.51%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.15%, 70.1%), with forms like Meagan, Meaghan, Meghan, Meta and Peggy falling out of style. Megan is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Megan, Maegan, Margaret, Meagan, Meaghan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Meg, Meghan, Meghann, Meta, Peggy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Megan, Margaret, Meghan outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Aeran, Devan, Jean, Lean, Logan, Mea, Mead, Meda, Mela, Melana, Melani, Melany, Mena, Mera, Merah, Meral, Mesa, Meya, Miran, Morgan, Pagan, Raegan, Ragan, Reagan, Regan, Reghan, Rhegan and Sean. These names tend to be less commonly used than Megan.