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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Morgana

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Comments and insights on the name Morgan: | Edit

Morgan is an extremely adorable, handsome, traditionally male name that is most suitable for boys -- because it is a male name. It always has been. Never suitable for women. Very masculine.

Girls who are reading this, ignore the boys who commented below, I might not like my name very much, but it CAN be a female name, although I do not suggest it because there are no nicknames. Maybe Carolyn, or something that can be shortened. -Morgan(I'm a GIRL)

Personal experiences with the name Morgan: | Edit

My name is Morgan(born in 1985), and didn't know many other female "Morgan's" growing up. I wish my name was a bit more feminine(my middle name is "Dayle"), but its not too bad. No one ever has a hard time pronouncing it, although I have been called "Meagan." My sister's names are Ashton(1987) and Jordyn(1992), my parent's liked the whole "boy name for girls."

This is a male name, definitely. Not feminine at all. For the female alternate form of the male name "Morgan", see "Morgana". The name is a feminine form of a classically handsome male name. It is pronounced More-gaw-nuh, and it IS feminine, unlike Morgan. So that's the way to go. People, stop naming girls "Morgan". Instead, give them the FEMALE version of the name, "Morgana". :)

Nicknames for Morgan: | Edit

Mo
Morgy
Momo
Mojangles
Morgydorg
Morg
Morganna
Morgonna
Morgo
Mormor
Mor
Morganza

Meanings and history of the name Morgan: | Edit

From, or by, the sea

Famous real-life people named Morgan: | Edit

Morgan Fairchild, actress
Morgan York, actress
Morgan Freeman, actor

Morgan in song, story & screen: | Edit

Morgan le Fay, sorceress half-sister of King Arthur in Arthurian legend. Also called Morgaine and Morgana. As Morgaine, she is the protagonist of Marion Zimmer Bradley's novel, "The Mists of Avalon".

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