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Gender: Female Meaning of Morgana: "sea-circle" Origin of Morgana: Female version of Morgan, Welsh

The name Morgana is a girl's name of French origin meaning "sea-circle". Morgana and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names with a Twist and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rotating Sibling Sets".

From the experts:

Since Morgan is used as--or more--frequently for girls as for boys, this feminization has fallen by the wayside. It drew some brief attention via the pop singer Morgana King.

The similar Morgiana appears in Tales from the Thousand and One Nights.

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Famous People Named Morgana

Morgana King (born Maria Grazia Morgana Messina), American singer/actress
Morgana O'Reilly, New Zealand actress
Morgana Robinson, English comedienne

Pop Culture References for the name Morgana

Morgan/a le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister
Morgana, character in TV's "Merlin"
Morgana, Ursula's sister in Disney's "The Little Mermaid 2"
Morgana Macawber, character on animated TV series "Darkwing Duck"
Morgana Gryll, spirited orphan and heiress in Thomas Love Peacock's "Gryll Grange" (1860-1)
Morgana, character on TV's "Power Rangers"
Morgana, villain in the Wonder Woman comics
Morgana Wolff, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Morgana (2012), Mexican horror film
Morgana le Fay, character in the movie "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
Morgana, character in "Persona" series
Morgana, dark-themed witch character in the popular online game League of Legends


Myosotis Says:


It’s Mor-GAH-nuh. Like the first one, with the emphasis on the second syllable.

roseofjune Says:


Is this pronounced like "Mor-ghana" or "Mor-gaina" and where is the emphasis placed?

Jambojambo Says:


She's definitely a witch in the popular PC game, League of Legends (not *exactly* the same cultural tradition, but a massively popular game)

I'm a Banana Says:


Momo? Why?

ElenaJulia2004 Says:


My friends name is Morgana, but her nickname is Momo

indiefendi2 Says:


It's not the witchy quality as much as the name just sounds so back of the throat guttural to me. Right there with Ursula.

Wittyusername103 Says:


This name has something Morgan doesn't.

Luísa Says:


Sometimes Morgana is described as a witch, but she is more like a fairy (Le Fey).

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


It sounds evil to me. Maybe because I watched The Little Mermaid 2.

jojobabyberry Says:


Love it, I actually know a girl named Morgana

TaliaCat Says:


Morgana was King Arthur's sister and a witch in the Arthurian Legends (aka Morgan Le Fay)

Sorceress Says:


When I heard this name, all I think is Ottilie, very popular troll on this site. This was her favorite name, and it IS very pretty name with magical associations.