Morgan Name Meaning & Origin
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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The prefix Mor- is a Latin word meaning "death" and is used in words like morbid, mortician, and mortuary.
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I was born in 1995 with the name Morgan Taylor. I always liked my name and didn't mind the unisex at all. Being called Megan does happen, but it doesn't bother me much, figuring I had a childhood best friend named Megan. I'm glad I was named Morgan rather than Taylor, since Taylor has way more popularity.
I was named Morgan in 91, as a way to honor my grandmother whose maiden name was Morgan. I love it, it can be feminine or masculine in the right context, unisex names are cool, but it does get annoying to be called Megan.
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."
My name is also Morgan. I love the name, but at the same time I don't at all. It is a unisex name more popular among girls in recent years. To me it sounds dull sometimes. However, I don't meet many Morgans' which I like. I often am called Meagan which does annoy me a lot. I just wish it had more of a flare to it.
My name is Morgan (1990) and growing up I knew lots of other Morgans, all female. So I never really understood why people saw Morgan as a male name since I didn't know any boys with the name. My parents also gave my sister (1994) a unisex name, Alexis, although people typically identify that as more feminine than Morgan. I do have a very feminine middle name (LeeAnn), so I'm sure that helped. I did hate being called Megan constantly, so to this day that is my least favorite name. Personally, I always liked my name!
It has the words MORGUE and ORGAN in it.
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From, or by, the sea
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Morgan Fairchild, actress
Morgan York, actress
Morgan Freeman, actor
Morgan Brian, Professional Soccer Player
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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".
Morgan Matthews- "Boy Meets World"
Morgan, character from movie Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, portrayed by Chloë Grace Moretz