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What does Meighan mean?

Meighan Pronunciation of Meighan [meighan] as a girls' name means "pearl". Meighan is an alternate spelling of Megan (Welsh, Greek): transcription of Margaret.


Meighan has 8 variants: Maegan, Maygan, Meagan, Meaghan, Meggan, Meghan, Meghann and Meghanne.

1 more alternative form via Megan: Megen.

Creative forms:
(female) Maghan, Mayghan, ..

(male) Meighani, Meivin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meighan Sloane (M.S.), ..

How popular is Meighan?

Meighan is a rare given name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#21651 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Meighan (outside Top 2000) are Maegan, Meagan, Meaghan, Megan (#384 last year), Meggan, Meghan (#1087) and Meghann. Usage of these relations of Meighan was more pronounced 3 decades ago (average #542) and has become much diminished since (#1638, 97%), with forms such as Meagan becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maegan, Meagan, Meaghan, Megan, Meggan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meghan, Meghann in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Meighan is alike in pronunciation to Meegan and Meeghan. Other suggested similar names are Bethan, Maiga, Maisha, Meica, Meira, Meirna, Melisha, Michal, Mignon, Miran, Mirham, Mirian, Misha, Morgan, Myeisha, Myisha, Reagan, Regan and Reghan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Meighan.

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