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

Morgan Origin and Meaning

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

Morgan has long been a traditional Welsh male name, a variant of the Old Welsh name Morcant, from the Welsh elements mor, meaning "sea" and cant, "circle." The female Morgan is unrelated to the male version—it is a name from Arthurian legend created for Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister and famed sorceress. Her name comes from Morgen, an Old Welsh name meaning "sea-born," and is related to the Irish name Muirgen.

In this country, Morgan is now used more for girls than boys, though considerably lower than its Top 25 status in the 1990's. And although it's been veering south for both sexes, we still find Morgan a sophisticated choice.

Actress Morgan Fairchild—who had an influence on the name's popularity for girls—was born Patsy.

# 247 in the US

Morgan Rank in US Top 1000

# 483 on Nameberry

Morgan Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Morgan Popularity

Famous People Named Morgan

  • Morgan Fairchild (born Patsy Ann McClenny)American actress
  • Morgan WeavingAustralian actress
  • Morgan Elizabeth YorkAmerican actress
  • Morgan Brittany (born Suzanne Cupito)American actress
  • Morgan Paige Brian GautratAmerican soccer player
  • Morgan PresselAmerican golfer
  • Morgan FeatherstoneAustralian model
  • Morgan Ailis WebbAmerican TV personality
  • Morgan Elizabeth HurdAmerican gymnast
  • Morgan TuckAmerican basketball player
  • Morgan AdamsAmerican YouTuber
  • MorganLeigh Norman (b. 1983), daughter of golfer Greg Norman
  • Morgan Anastasia Gaddis (b. 1990)daughter of singer Lorrie Morgan
  • Morgan Jackson (b. 1991)daughter of athlete Bo Jackson
  • Morgan Colette Eastwood (b. 1996)daughter of actor/director Clint Eastwood
  • Morgan Rae Mills (b. 2005)daughter of actor Judson Mills
  • Winter Morgan Williams (b. 2011)daughter of actress Gretchen Mol
  • Morgan gray an artist in Instagram
  • Morgan Ortagusan American government official serving as spokesperson for the United States.
  • Alex Morgan the famous football player

Morgan in Pop Culture

  • Morgan le FayAKA Morgana, sorceress from the legend of King Arthur
  • Morgan Stockhourcharacter in Lauren DeStefano's "The Internment Chronicles"
  • Morgan Brodycharacter on TV's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Morgan Matthewscharacter on the TV show "Boy Meets World"
  • Morgan Philipdaughter in Disney's "Enchanted"
  • Morgan Feycharacter in video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Morgan StarkTony Stark's daughter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Morgan frome The Movie Morgan
  • Morgan Stark the main character in Pulse Comic By Lindi on Instagram
  • MorganThe police officer in Hotel Artemis movie