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Meaning and Name Origin

Morag \m(o)-rag\ as a girls' name has the meaning "star of the sea". Morag is a form of Mary (Latin). Rarely used as a baby name.


Morag has 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.


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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Morag and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Morag (#unlisted) are Mara (#695 the previous year), Maren, Maria (#115), Mariam (#568), Marian, Marie (#579), Marin, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#120), Maura, May, Mayra, Miriam (#305), Moira and Molly (#122). Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1960-1969 and has become significantly lower since, with versions like Marie, Marlo, Maura, May and Mayra becoming somewhat dated. Mara (#695), Mariam (#568) and Molly (#122) are three of the more fashionable baby names here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mara, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marin, Marla, Marlo, Mary in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maura, May, Mayra, Miriam, Moira, Molly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Marg, Mora and Morah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Morag.