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Morgan meaning and name origin
Morgan \m(o)-rgan, mor-gan\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Morgan), is pronounced MOR-gen. It is of Welsh and Old English origin, and the meaning of Morgan is "circling sea or great brightness; bright or white sea dweller". The given meanings suggest the magical machinations of King Arthur's jealous sister, Morgan le Fay. Usage for girls increased during the 1980s, probably due to actress Morgan Fairchild. Morgaine and Morgayne are medieval Irish forms.
Morgan has 10 variant forms: Morgaine, Morgana, Morgance, Morgane, Morganica, Morgann, Morganne, Morgayne, Morgen and Morgin.
Baby names that sound like Morgan are Margeen and Marghanita.
Popularity of Morgan
Morgan is a very popular first name for women (#576 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#57 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Morgan for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Morgan with its variant forms and related girl baby names.