Gender: Female Meaning of Morrigan: "phantom queen" Origin of Morrigan: Irish

Morrigan Origin and Meaning

The name Morrigan is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "phantom queen".

The mythological Morrigan was the ancient goddess of war, often symbolized by a crow. Besides being a name, this is also used as a proper noun preceded by an article: the Morrigan, defined as a monster in female form. The meaning of Morrigan has been related to both terror and greatness. While some relate the name to Morgan of the Arthurian legends, Morrigan and Morgan are actually unrelated.

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LaulenaG Says:


I love this name but it reminds me of Dragon Age. Doubt most people would have that association though!

SydneyIsGroot Says:


I love this name (of course as a follower of the goddess Morrigan I'm a bit biased lol). Morri makes such a cute nickname too <3

Morri McDougall Says:


I am named Morrigan! I have NEVER known anyone with my name. My parents named me after seeing it in a baby names book. Of course, their book said it meant "Queen of the Sea". They just liked the sound of it. my parents are not so keen on what most meanings online are

cabosanmucus Says:


Morgana is too witchy and in my view has an unnecessary a syllable, Morgan is popular but that means it's hard to distinguish this from that! I like the look of Morrigan though. 👽

Hydra Says:


Morrigan actually means great queen,not phantom queen,though a lot of sources say as much due to her status as the goddess of war and death.I think it´s a lovely name,though similarity to Morgan would probably confusing to most-which I don´t think is necessarily bad,but might be a bit annoying.

Loulabelle281 Says:


My daughter is called Morrigan. We chose as it is a strong nane. We are not Irish but we did like the gothic/medieval link to it. We get comments on it all the time...mixed ones. Most say "thats different" lol

Care Says:


I just saw twins named Morrighan and Gwendolyn, so I was curious because I recognized Morrighan as Irish and these people aren't. Maybe this is why they chose a name which can mean "monster"! LOL
I do prefer Morganna, but it doesn't pair as well with Gwendolyn. Morgan is too unisex for me.

Zelliew Says:


In this case, I prefer Morgan

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I prefer this name to Morgan and Morgana, it sounds mystical but can still fit into modern society.