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."

...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! :)

Morgan is an AWESOME name for a boy!!!!! I LOVE this name SO much!!! I've never thought it sounded "girly" or "feminine". I absolutely love it. My friend's name is Morgan. He is a really fantastic boy, I love him so much. He's so adorable... and his name couldn't suit him better. It really, really couldn't. He's just the sweetest, kindest, most endearing guy. I love him and his MASCULINE name so much. And do you know why I say that? Because it IS a MASCULINE name. I can't stand how many young girls are increasingly being named this handsome, MALE name. This wonderful name is becoming WAY overused in a HORRIBLE way. Morgan is NOT a female name!!!!! It's a name for boys!!!!!! And I LOVE it!!!! But it angers me when I hear girls being called by it. It REALLY angers me. One hundred million thumbs up to this AWESOME, adorable, masculine, super cute male name!!!! If you're considering naming your daughter this -- DON'T!!! It is a MALE name!!! So if you're having a SON... this name is spectacular and utterly amazing!!! A GREAT choice!!! :D

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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