What does Meghan mean?
Meghan [meghan] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Meghan is "pearl". Meghan is an alternate spelling of Margaret (Greek): a saint's name. Meghan is also a derivative of Megan (Welsh, Greek).
Associated with: greek.
(female) Maghan, Mighan, ..
(male) Meghanna, .. Middle name pairings:
Meghan Kaylyn (M.K.), ..
How popular is Meghan?
Meghan is a very popular first name for women (#440 out of 4276, Top 10%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Meghan was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #79 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #1087. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Meghan (#1087 in recent rankings) are Margaret (#154 in recent rankings), Megan (#384), Meta, Meggan, Meghann, Meg, Meagan, Meaghan and Maegan. Other forms, like Megen, are uncommon. These forms of Meghan were favored as birth names 125 years ago (median #1626) and have become much less widespread since (#1562, down 95.7%).
Meghan▼ is pronounced similarly to Meegan and Meeghan. Other recommended names are Aeran, Bethan, Betsan, Breehan, Cerian, Devan▼, Ephan, Ferran, Geelan, Jean▼, Keelan, Kellan, Kerran, Lean, Logan▲, Magda, Marian▼, Marjan, Maryan, Masha, Matha, Mea, Mead, Meara, Meda▼, Medea, Media, Meeka, Meena, Meera, Meerah, Meica, Meira, Mekea, Mela, Melana, Melani, Melany▲, Melba▼, Meleana, Melia, Melva▼, Melya, Mena, Mera, Merah, Meral, Merial, Meriam, Merlyn, Merna, Merryn, Meryam, Mesa, Meya, Michal, Miesha, Mignon, Mirham, Mirian, Misha, Morgan▼, Mychal, Perran, Raegan▲, Ragan, Reagan▲, Regan▼, Reghan, Rhegan, Roshan, Sean and Shan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Meghan.See names in meaning and etymology.