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Morgan (boy)

What does Morgan mean?

Morgan Pronunciation of Morgan [mor-gan] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Morgan) is pronounced MOR-gan. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Morgan is "circling sea". Also possibly (Welsh) "great brightness" or (Old English) "bright or white sea dweller". Actor Morgan Freeman; financier JP Morgan.

Associated with: sea, great, old, white.


Morgan has 3 variants: Morgen, Morgun and Morrgan.

Creative forms:
(male) Margan, Mergan, ..

(female) Morman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Morgan Decker (M.D.), ..

How popular is Morgan?

Morgan is a very popular first name for males (#508 out of 1220, Top 42%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#62 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Morgan reached its apex position of #236 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is at #674 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Morgan name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Corwan, Dargan, Doogan, Doran, Dorian, Dorran, Dougan, Goran, Gordan, Gorman, Hogan, Joran, Jordan, Jorgan, Jorgen, Jorian, Logan, Loran, Lorcan, Marlan, Marsean, Mochan, Mohegan, Moray, Morfin, Morfyn, Morland, Morten, Morton, Morven, Morvyn, Norman, Rogan, Toran, Torean and Torran. These names tend to be less frequently used than Morgan.

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