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Gender: Female Meaning of Megan: "pearl" Origin of Megan: Welsh diminutive of Margaret Megan's Popularity in 2017: #499

The name Megan is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "pearl". Megan is ranked #499 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

One of the most popular Welsh names ever in the U. S.—it was Number 10 in the 1990s—Megan is still widely used today, but waning. It fell to its lowest ranking in 50 years in 2017. Actress Megan Fox has upped its glam factor. We've yet to see how the popularity of the new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, affects all the spellings of her name.

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Famous People Named Megan

Megan Denise Fox, American actress
Megan Mullaly, American actress
Megan Martha "Meg" White, American musician of band The White Stripes
Megan Park, Canadian actress
Megan Jo McDonald, American children's author
Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows, Canadian actress
Megan "Meg" Prescott, English actress; twin sister Kat Prescott
Megan LeCrone, American ballerina
Megan Kathleen Hilty, American actress
Megan Anna Rapinoe, American soccer player
Megan Kate Gale, Australian model
Megan Leslie, Canadian MP
Megan Joy (Knudsen), American pop singer
Megan Lynne Young, Filipina beauty queen, Miss World 2013
Megan Everett, wife of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård
Megan Leigh Oyster, American soccer player
Megan Hope Sanov (b. 2009), daughter of American dramatic actress, reality show host, director, and author Alison Sweeney
Megan McKenna, an English reality TV personality
Megan Whalen Turner, YA author, best known for her Queen's Thief series

Pop Culture References for the name Megan

Megan Draper, character on TV's "Mad Men"
Megan Rose Wong, main character in the Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick
Megan Parker, character on TV's "Drake & Josh"
Megan, character on French-Canadian parody soap "Le coeur a ses raisons"
Megan Morse, alias of Miss Martian
Megan Roberts, character on TV's "Tru Calling"
Megan "Meg" Griffin, daughter on TV's "Family Guy"
Megan O'Hanrahan, character in "Yesterday's Child" by Barbara Wood
Megan, a character in "The 5th Wave" book series by Rick Yancey
Megan Jones, character in J.K. Rowling's "The Original Forty"
Megan Hunt, Owen Hunt's sister on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy"

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