Morgan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Morgan

Morgan

Pronunciation: MOHR-gin (key)

Origin of the name Morgan:

From the Old Welsh Morcant, a compound name thought to be composed of the elements môr (sea) and cant (circle, completion) or can (white, bright).

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Morgan is an extremely handsome, alluring, original, classic, young, very masculine name for a baby boy. Pronounced More-gihn.

Personal experiences with the name Morgan: | Edit

I love this name! It's a truly wonderful, charming name for a young man. I could never see a girl with this name, as I have always thought of it as a boy's name. I just don't see how anyone could name a GIRL a name like this!!!! It is so OBVIOUSLY better suiting for a boy!!!! I mean, seriously!!! Morgan is NOT a girls' name!!!! In my opinion, it's just very masculine! The only Morgan I've ever known is the son of my best friend. He's magnificent, and the name suits him PERFECTLY! That boy means WORLDS to me. :) He's such a sweet, funny, caring, interesting boy with perfect manners. Great name, love it!

My son is named Morgan born USA in 1984. I also think it is very MASCULINE. I knew a young man who was lovely, strong, handsome and kind that had that name. I read an Irish novel a few years prior to his birth, and the hero was named MORGAN. He was a handsome, strong hero of the Irish Revolution. The name of the book is "Across the Bitter Sea'. When my son was born, the two actresses Morgan Fairchild and Morgan Brittany were becoming popular and so many girls were then named Morgan. I still think it is masculine and don't like it as a girls name. One time in church I kept reprimanding my too active son, and after the service an older man in front of us turned around, he said, 'I must tell you that every time you said "Morgan" I heard my mother's voice when I was young and restless in church", his name was Morgan also. We became quite friendly after that.. My son does not seem to mind girls with that name, but I do.... I still love that name....

Most people think Morgan is a girl's name and I used to be one of them, until I met my good friend Morgan who is a boy. The name suits him so well. There is something I love about this name for a boy. It is a very friendly name and it doesn't seem at all 'girlie' or feminine on him.

I named my son Morgan, after Wyatt Earp. My eldest son is named Whyatt (a variant) and Morgan was Wyatt Earps youngest brother, hence Whyatt and Morgan. :-) Morgan is my "huskier" and bigger of my sons, and Whyatt is my skinnier one. I feel he fits his name well.

Nicknames for Morgan: | Edit

Mo, Morgey.

Meanings and history of the name Morgan: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Morgan".

Celtic:
Lives by the sea.

American:
Lives by the sea.

Irish:
Fighter of the sea.

Welsh:
Bright sea. Dwells near the sea.

Famous real-life people named Morgan: | Edit

Morgan Freeman, American actor
Morgan Spurlock, American documentary filmmaker and producer.
Morgan Earp, American frontierman and Gunfighter; the younger brother of Deputy U.S. Marshals Virgil and Wyatt Earp.
Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.
J. P. Morgan, American banking tycoon.
Harry Morgan, American actor best known for his role on M*A*S*H.
Tracy Morgan, American actor and comedian.
Frank Morgan, American actor best remembered for portraying The Wizard of Oz in the 1939 film.
Sir Henry Morgan, 17th-century Welsh pirate. The "Captain Morgan" brand of rum is named him.

Morgan in song, story & screen: | Edit

Morgan Moonscar- Ghost Pirate from "Scooby Doo: On Zombie Island"; Formally known as Morgan McCrite

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