Morgan - Meaning of Morgan
[ 2 syll. mor-gan, mo-rg-an ] The baby girl name Morgan is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is more popular. It is pronounced in English as MOWRGahN †. Morgan's language of origin is Celtic. It is predominantly used in English and Welsh. It is derived from mor which means 'sea' ; cant 'edge, circle, completion' ; geni 'to be born, bright one'. The feminine name has been promoted by the character Morgan le Fay in Arthurian legend, a sorceress and antagonist of King Arthur. See Morgan for more information.
Morgan is a form (English and Welsh) of the English Morgana.
The name Morgan is widely used; it has 26 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Maughan, Morg, Morgaen, Morgaena, Morgaene, Morgain, Morgaine, Morgana, Morgance, Morgane, Morganetta, Morganette, Morganica, Morganna, Morganne, Morgayne, Morgen, Morgenne, Morghan, Morghen, Morgin, Morgyn, and Morrigan. Other English forms include the spelling variants Morgann and Mourghan. The Spanish Morganda is a form of Morgan that is used in foreign languages.
Morgan is a popular baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. Its usage peaked in 1995 with 0.567% of baby girls being named Morgan. It was #23 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2012, it ranked at #82 with a usage of 0.176%, but it was nevertheless the most popular among all girl names in its family. Although Morgan is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1979 that it was more popular with boys. After 1980, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 2011, 8 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Morgan.
Baby names that sound like Morgan include Marcene, Marcianne, Marcine, Margeen, Margene, Marjam, Marjan, Marzhan, Marzhane, Marzhann, Marzhanne, Morcan, Morcane, Morgaena, Morgain, Morgaine, Morgane, Morgann, Morganne, and Morgayne.
† Pronunciation for Morgan: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"