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Gender: Female Meaning of Morgan: "sea-born, sea-song or sea-circle" Origin of Morgan: Welsh Morgan's Popularity in 2018: #164

The name Morgan is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "sea-born, sea-song or sea-circle". Morgan is ranked #164 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

Morgan has long been a traditional Welsh male name whose most notable female antecedent is Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister and a famed sorceress in Arthurian legend. 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.

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Morgan's International Variations

Muirgan, Morgane, Morgana, Morgaine (French)

16 names similar to Morgan

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Ella Says:


I prefer this on a boy.

morning_glory Says:


I do wish people would use Morgana more instead. It's enchanting, Also, it would leave Morgan for the boys, which is where I *really* prefer it, though I admit it holds a measure of charm as a female name.

MichaelC Says:


My 9 month old daughter's name is Morgan Rose. We went with a very feminine middle name (Rose) to go with the unisex first name. For the first name, my wife and I wanted to avoid female names that end with an "a"' or "y" sound. Just personal preference. I also didn't want a first name that has an obvious nickname, e.g. Michael to Mike or Deborah to Deb. Some people call my daughter "Morgi" or “Morgs” but that is a stretch and I kindly ask them to call her Morgan. We are very happy with our daughter’s name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I've only ever seen it as Morgan.

Tracy Mostek Says:


My daughters name and I cannot see her as anything else!!

Catastroffy Says:


Isn't it Morgane le Fay, not Morgan?

indiefendi2 Says:


My cousin's name is Morgan, I've always kinda liked it 😋

morganmilledge Says:


My name is Morgan, and I absolutely love it. I wouldn't want to be named anything else!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I don't prefer Morgan on either gender. I've heard it equally on both for so many years and quite honestly I'm bored of it. Still, a better name than countless others.

DaisyMaisie Says:


this is a name that is high on the list of nameberry? why is it so few comments?

DaisyMaisie Says:


love this name

CatherineAnn Says:


I love this name