Megan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Megan

Megan

Pronunciation: MEH-gən, MAY-gən, MEE-gən (key)

Origin of the name Megan:

Borrowed from the Welsh, Megan is a pet form of Marged, the Welsh cognate of Margaret (a pearl).

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Comments and insights on the name Megan: | Edit

I overall think it's a nice name.

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I have a sister named Megan. She is artistic, pretty, funny, and fun to be around.

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

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