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What does Meghan mean?

Meghan Pronunciation of Meghan as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Meghan is "pearl". Meghan is an alternate spelling of Margaret (Greek): a saint's name. Meghan is also a derivative of Megan (Welsh, Greek).




VARIANTS Meighan, Meghanne, Meghann, Meggan, Meaghan, Meagan, Maygan, Maegan

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA MARGARET, MEGAN Meg, Megen, Meggi, Meggie, Meggy, Meta, Meyta, Pegeen



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How popular is Meghan?

Meghan is a very popular first name for women (#440 out of 4276, Top 10%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Meghan was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #79 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #703. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Meghan (#703 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Margaret (#127), Megan (#545), Maegan, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Meggan, Meghann and Meta. Other forms, like Megen, are uncommon. These forms of Meghan were favored as birth names 108 years ago (MEDIAN #1662) and have become much less widespread since (#1537, DOWN 91.6%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meghan, Maegan, Margaret, Meagan, Meaghan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meg, Megan, Meggan, Meghann, Meta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Meghan, Margaret, Megan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Meghan is pronounced similarly to Meegan and Meeghan. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aeran, Bethan, Betsan, Breehan, Cerian, Devan, Ephan, Ferran, Geelan, Jean, Keelan, Kellan, Kerran, Lean, Logan, Magda, Marian, Marjan, Maryan, Masha, Matha, Mea, Mead, Meara, Meda, Medea, Media, Meeka, Meena, Meera, Meerah, Meica, Meira, Mekea, Mela, Melana, Melani, Melany, Melba, Meleana, Melia, Melva, Melya, Mena, Mera, Merah, Meral, Merial, Meriam, Merlyn, Merna, Merryn, Meryam, Mesa, Meya, Michal, Miesha, Mignon, Mirham, Mirian, Misha, Morgan, Mychal, Perran, Raegan, Ragan, Reagan, Regan, Reghan, Rhegan, Roshan, Sean and Shan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Meghan.

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