Megan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Megan
Origin of the name Megan:
Borrowed from the Welsh, Megan is a pet form of Marged, the Welsh cognate of Margaret (a pearl).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- English and Welsh Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in England and Wales (2013)
- Irish Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in Northern Ireland
- Canadian Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in Canada (Quebec)
- Scottish Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in Scotland
- English Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in England, 2010
- Irish Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in the Republic of Ireland, 2010
- Scottish Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in Scotland, 2011
- Canadian Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in Canada (Quebec), 2010
- English and Welsh Girls Names: Most Popular Names for Girls in England and Wales
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- Comments and insights on the name Megan: | Edit
I overall think it's a nice name.
- Personal experiences with the name Megan: | Edit
I have a sister named Megan. She is artistic, pretty, funny, and fun to be around.
My name is Megan and I used to hate my name. I always envied other girl's names like Emma or Shay but now that I'm older (18), I am in absolute love with my name. My parents named me Megan because they thought that it was a good, strong name for a good and strong girl.
- Nicknames for Megan: | Edit
Megs, Meg, M'gann, Meggy, Megster, Megalicious
- Meanings and history of the name Megan: | Edit
From the Anglo-Saxon for "strong, capable" "pearl"
Megan is a Welsh diminutive of the name Margaret, which is where the "pearl" definition comes from--ancient Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) "pearl" is generally acknowledged as the root of Margaret. The "strong" definition probably comes from confusion with the ancient Greek word μέγᾰς (megas) "strong", which is related to the modern prefix mega-.
- Famous real-life people named Megan: | Edit
Megan Fox - American actress
Megan Mullally - American actress
Megan Rapinoe- US Women's National Team
- Megan in song, story & screen: | Edit
The actress Megan Fox from Jennifers' Body and Transformers.
The baby sister in Father of the Bride 2 is named Megan after the doctor who delivers her.
Megan Stier, character in the TV series "Mad Men", played by Jessica Paré
"Megan" by the Smoking Popes
Megan Gordon Harrison is a soap opera character on One Life to Live who dies tragically of lupus
There's this children's book called "Pigs" and the main character is Megan :)
In My Little Pony, they caregiver's name is Meg
In the Disney Movie Hercules, Megara (Meg for short) is the name of Hercules' love interest.
Meg Griffin from Family Guy
Megan Morse otherwise known by her Martian name M'gann M'orzz and her hero name Miss Martian from DC Comics most popularly Young Justice or Teen Titans
Megan Rose Wong, character in Heather Vogel Frederick's "The Mother-Daughter Book Club"