[ 2 syll. me-gan, meg-an ] The baby girl name Megan is pronounced in English as MEHG-ahN †. Megan is used chiefly in the English, Irish, and Welsh languages. It is derived from Old Greek origins. The name means great and mighty.
In addition, Megan is a diminutive of the name Margaret (English and Scottish) in the English, Irish, and Welsh languages.
Megan is a widely used name; it has 39 variants. Variants of Megan include Magana, Maigan, Maygan, Maygen, Meaghen, Meagin, Meegan, Meegen, Meeghan, Meegin, Megane, Meganira, Megdn, Megean, Megen, Meggen, Meggin, Meggy, Megin, Megon, Meigan, Meigen, and Meighan. Other English forms include the short form Meg (used in Welsh too), the diminutives Meag and Meggie, and the variant spellings Maegan, Magan, Magen, Mayghan, Meagan, Meaghan (used in Welsh too), Megann, Meggan, Meggon, Meghan (used in Welsh too), Meghann, Megyn, and Meygan.
Megan is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity rose from the 1950s up to the 1980s; before that, it was of very light use only. Its usage peaked in 1985 with 1.085% of baby girls being given the name Megan. It had a ranking of #10 then. The baby name has experienced a marked loss in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.031% and its ranking #545, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Margaret, among all girl names in its family. In 2018, it was more frequently used than Megan by 4 times.
Baby names that sound like Megan include Meggan, Meggen, Macan, Maegan, Magan, Magen, Maiken, Maison, Makin, Makine, Mannon, Mason, Maughan, Maxeen, Maxime, Maxine, Maxyn, Maxyne, Maygan, and Mayghan.
† Pronunciation for Megan: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Megan is Model Megan Ewing, born 30 September 1984, Abilene, Texas.