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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Comments and insights on the name Morgan: | Edit

The word "morgen" means "tomorrow" in German. It has the identical pronunciation to the name Morgan.

Personal experiences with the name Morgan: | Edit

my best friend in grade school was named Morgan (girl)

We named our first daughter Morgan. I have loved the name ever since I first heard it used as a girls name (I was Junior High at the time).

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."

...I would just like to say that I think the name Morgan is a wonderful, handsome name! ...For a young man. Just saying, it is WAY more masculine than feminine (not feminine at all, actually) and I could never envision a girl with this name (especially since Morgan is my best friend's son!). Great, attractive name for a baby boy! :)

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love this name for a girl. the one Morgan I ever persoanlly knew was a very intelligent, awesome woman

My name is Morgan (I am a girl). I find it more masculine, but I really do like it as a girl name too. All the Morgans I know have been very smart and nice.

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Morgy
Momo
Mojangles
Morgydorg
Morg
Morganna
Morgonna
Morgo
Mormor
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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 Brittany, 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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