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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.


Variations

Megan has 14 variant forms: Maegan, Maygan, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megen, Meggan, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy, Meghan, Meghann, Meghanne and Meighan.


Popularity

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).

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 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).

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

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


Similar Names

Megan is also pronounced similarly to Meeghan. Another suggested similar baby name is Regan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Megan.

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