Morgan - Meaning of Morgan
[ 2 syll. mor-gan, mo-rg-an ] The baby boy name Morgan is also used as a girl name, and more often so. Its pronunciation is MOWR-GahN (English) †. Morgan is largely used in the English and Welsh languages, and it is derived from Celtic origins. Morcant (Celtic) is an original form of Morgan. The name is of uncertain origin; it is of the first element 'mor' combined with 'cant' (meaning edge, circle, completion) or else 'geni' (to be born, bright one). It has long been a Welsh name, famous from the 7th century Prince Morgan of Gwent who gave his name to Glamorgan in south Wales. The name has also been adopted by other English speakers. See Morgan for more information.
Morgan has 18 variants. Variants include Morgaen, Morgaena, Morgaene, Morgaine, Morgance, Morgane, Morgann, Morganne, Morgayne, Morghan, Morgin, Morgon, Morgun, Morgunn, Morgwn, Morgyn, and Morrgan. The variant spelling Morgen is another English form.
Morgan is a classic favorite. Currently it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for boys, though to a lesser extent than it was before. The name's popularity jumped from the 1950s up to the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1995, 0.062% of baby boys were given the name Morgan. It ranked at #236 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.016% and its ranking #744, but it was nonetheless the most frequently used out of all boy names in its group. Though Morgan is currently more often than not a girl name, there was a period before 1979 when more boys were given the name. From 1980 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Morgan. In 2017, the name Morgan was given to 6 times as many girls than boys.
Baby names that sound like Morgan include Maeran, Maeron, Marcin, Mareon, Margin, Marhjuan, Marjan, Marjuan, Markam, Markham, Marquan, Marquin, Marquon, Marshaun, Marshawn, Marshon, Marshown, Marsten, Marwen, and Mauran.
† 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)"
A famous person named Morgan is Actor, Morgan Freeman, born 1 June 1937, Memphis, Tennessee.