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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.


Morgan is a very popular first name for females (#576 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#57 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Morgan for girls. Morgan reached its highest rank of #22 in the U.S. in 1997. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Morgan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Morgan outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Marjan. This name tends to be less commonly used than Morgan.