What does Megan mean?
Megan /me-gan/ [2 sylls.] 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".
Megan▲ has 34 more alternative forms via Margaret, Meegan, Meg: Greta▼, Gretal, Madge▼, Mag, Maggi, Maggie▲, Maggy, Maiga, Maisy, Marg, Marga, Margalo, Marge▼, Marged, Margeen, Marget, Margey, Margie▼, Margit, Margo▼, Margot, Margy, Marit, Marji, Meegan, Meeghan, Meta▼, Mette, Meyta, Peg, Pegeen, Peggie▼, Peggy▼ and Rita▼.Kreatif forms: Meganna, Mesgan, Mougan. [more]
How popular is Megan?
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 popularity 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)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Megan and related names. Popular related forms of Megan (#308 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Greta (#594 the previous year), Madge, Maegan, Maggie (#239), Maisy, Margaret (#169), Marge, Margie, Margit, Margo, Margot (#749), Margy, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Meghan, Meghann, Meta, Peggie, Peggy and Rita. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3211%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1337%, ▼58.4%), with forms like Meghan, Meta, Peggie, Peggy and Rita falling out of style. Maggie (#239) and Megan (#308) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list, with Maggie having a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Regan. Like Megan, this name is not commonly used.