"sea-born, sea-song or sea-circle"

Morgan Origin and Meaning

The name Morgan is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "sea-born, sea-song or sea-circle".

Morgan, once split evenly between the sexes, is a strong and attractive Welsh favorite, still a common boys’ name in Wales. Morgan is now more often a girls' name in the U.S. – about 2000 girls were given the name in one recent year, vs. 362 boys – though it's one of the most traditional unisex choices. Morgan was actually a Top 200 pick for boys in Victorian Britain!

Distinguished actor Morgan Freeman is a worthy male namesake.

# 551 in the US

Morgan Rank in US Top 1000

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Morgan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Morgan Popularity

Famous People Named Morgan

  • Morgan FreemanAmerican actor
  • Morgan Valentine SpurlockAmerican filmmaker
  • Morgan WallenAmerican Country Music Artist
  • Morgan Ashleigh BakerAustralian actor
  • Morgan Mark BurnettAmerican football player
  • Morgan CoxAmerican football player
  • Morgan CiprèsFrench pair skater
  • Morgan Earpgunfighter and brother of Wyatt and Virgil
  • Morgan Frederick RiellyCanadian ice hockey player
  • Morgan John EvansAustralian country music singer
  • Morgan TrentAmerican football player
  • Morgan Patrick McDonoughson of actor Neal McDonough
  • Edward Morgan ForsterBritish novelist
  • Derek MorganCharacter on 'Criminal Minds'

Morgan in Pop Culture

  • Morgan Harrischaracter in the 'Anne of Green Gables' series
  • Morgan Lansdaleantagonist of the game "Resident Evil: Revelations"
  • Morgan Hesscharacter in the movie "Signs"
  • Morganone of the teddies on TV's "Bananas in Pyjamas"
  • Morgan Stone Corinthoscharacter on American soap General Hospital
  • Morgan Rosscharacter on TV's "Jessie"
  • Morgan Tookerscharacter on TV's "The Mindy Project"
  • Morgan Flynncharacter in video game "The Sims 3" Moonlight Bay
  • Morgan Grimescharacter on TV's "Chuck"
  • Morgancharacter in the game, "Fire Emblem Awakening"
  • Morgan Jonescharacter on TV's "The Walking Dead"

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