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What does Morag mean?

Morag Pronunciation of Morag [mor-ag] as a girls' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of Morag is "star of the sea". Morag is an alternate form of Mary (Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


27 alternative forms via Mary: Mal, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marin, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maura, Mavra, May, Mayra, Miriam, Moira, Moire, Moll, Molly, Moya and Murial.

Creative forms:
(female) Moragi, Morca, ..

(male) Morcai, Morgo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Morag Marlee (M.M.), ..

How popular is Morag?

Morag is a rare given name for women. Morag is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Morag (outside Top 2000) are Mara (#739 the previous year), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Marie (#564), Marin (#1471), Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Maura (#1490), May (#1658), Mayra (#1275), Miriam (#294), Moira (#1645) and Molly (#144). Other variants, like Marje, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Morag was well-received 125 years ago (median #1181) and has become significantly lower since (#1076, down 93%), with versions like May becoming less trendy. Mara and Mariam are two of the more fashionable baby names here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mara, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marian, Marie, Marin, Marla, Marlo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maura, May, Mayra, Miriam in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Moira, Molly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary, Molly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Mag, Marah, Marg, Mera, Merah, Meral, Mira, Mirah, Miran, Moia, Moja, Mona, Monah, Monay, Mora, Morah, Moraia, Morgan, Moria, Moriah, Morna, Moyra, Myra and Myrah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Morag.

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