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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The Morgan is the earliest known breed of horse developed in America. Marguerite Henry's children's book about the breed, "Justin Morgan Had a Horse", won the Newbery Medal in 1946.

Personal experiences with the name Morgan: | Edit

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.

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. 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. :) Great name, love it!

Nicknames for Morgan: | Edit

Mo, Morgey.

Meanings and history of the name Morgan: | Edit

Celtic and American Meaning: Lives by the sea.
Irish Meaning: Fighter of the sea.
Welsh Meaning: 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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