Morgan: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Morgan
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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- 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)
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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". :)
I have the name Morgan and actually I am very fond of the name. (I am a girl) I know 4 other Morgans in my school and only one of them is a boy. To me, Morgan is a very feminine name. Who cares if the name was originally a guy's name? It's totally ok to be a girl who is masculine. My friends call me M, Mo, and Morg, and Morgz. And I'm very fond of those nicknames. So Morgan is a PERFECTLY FINE name for a girl to be named "Morgan."
- Nicknames for Morgan: | Edit
- 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".