Megan - girls name

Megan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Megan name meaning:

The name Megan is of Welsh origin and is derived from the name Marged, which itself is a diminutive form of the name Margaret. The name Margaret has roots in Greek and means "pearl." Therefore, the name Megan can be interpreted to mean "pearl" as well.

In various cultures, pearls are associated with purity, rarity, and beauty, making Megan a name that carries a sense of elegance and grace. The name Megan has been popular since the 1970s and has remained a favorite choice for parents around the world. It is a timeless name that exudes a sense of strength and sophistication. Megan is often used as a given name, but it can also be found as a surname in some cases. Overall, the name Megan has a classic and elegant feel, with its meaning connecting it to the precious gemstone, the pearl.

Origin: English

Strong, able.

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Overall UK ranking: 330 out of 5581

144 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (65)
  • Scotland (274)

Historical popularity of Megan

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