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Gender: Female Meaning of Meghan: "pearl" Origin of Meghan: Variation of Megan

The name Meghan is a girl's name meaning "pearl". Meghan and is often added to lists like International Variations of Margaret and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

Megan was one of the first trendy names to spawn lots of spelling variations: This is one of the most tenacious and confusing. But with the ascendance of British Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle, Meghan with an h (after the g and before the a) may soon become more familiar and more popular.

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Famous People Named Meghan

(Rachel) Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex; wife of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Meghan Duggan, American ice hockey player
Meghan Marguerite McCain, American blogger, TV cohost, and daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor, American Singer
Meghan Hughes, Youtube vlogger
Meghan Elizabeth Klingenberg, American soccer player
Meghan L. O'Sullivan, American national security adviser
Meghan Allen, American model
Meghan O'Rourke, American poet
Meghan Carey Black, Canadian actress
Meghan Collison, Canadian actress
Meghan Musnicki, American Olympic rower
Meghan Heffern, Canadian actress
Meghan Ory, Canadian actress
Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Canadian ice hockey player
Meghan Coleman, daughter of actor Dabney Coleman
Meghan Walsh, daughter of John Walsh ("America's Most Wanted")
Meghan McCarthy, youtuber
Meghan Rienks, youtuber and actress
Meghan Camarena, youtuber known as Strawburry17

Pop Culture References for the name Meghan

Meghan Chase, main character in the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
Meghan Doyle, character on TV's "The 4400"
Meghan Chambler, character on TV's "The Walking Dead"
Meghan Ranger, character in Lisa Mcmann's "The Unwanteds" series


Smack Says:


My middle name! Spelled incorrectly most of the time, but then again so is my first and last name!

ladimon Says:


I feel like this is going to get popular in the UK again if Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle.

techitisJ Says:


I like this name. Partly because it's my name, but also because it's such a cute spelling of it. Yes, i have to correct people, or tell them how to spell it, a lot. Truth is I used to not like my name because I had to repeat myself so many times on how to spell it. But as I got older, I just stopped caring if it was spelled wrong. One time my friend forgot if the 'h' before or after the 'g' so she spelled it "Mehgan". I laughed so hard. :D

Jinxgirl Says:


I actually prefer this spelling to Megan although the h is not intutive