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Meghan

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436k Megan (Welsh)
41k Meagan (American)
14k Meaghan (American)
9k Maegan (American)
3k Magan (Greek)

How popular is the baby name Meghan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1952 6 6 0
1954 7 7 0
1955 9 9 0
1956 7 7 0
1957 8 8 0
1958 14 14 0
1959 51 51 0
1960 33 33 0
1961 39 39 0
1962 47 47 0
1963 74 74 0
1964 79 79 0
1965 86 86 0
1966 106 106 0
1967 119 119 0
1968 143 143 0
1969 233 233 0
1970 382 382 0
1971 347 347 0
1972 440 440 0
1973 504 504 0
1974 615 609 6
1975 829 823 6
1976 865 865 0
1977 1,148 1,142 6
1978 1,692 1,681 11
1979 2,580 2,571 9
1980 2,705 2,692 13
1981 2,627 2,617 10
1982 2,743 2,734 9
1983 3,903 3,888 15 #75 girl name
1984 4,526 4,504 22 #65 girl name
1985 4,678 4,665 13 #63 girl name
1986 3,883 3,867 16 #71 girl name
1987 3,790 3,769 21 #78 girl name
1988 3,618 3,608 10 #81 girl name
1989 3,874 3,856 18 #80 girl name
1990 3,705 3,692 13 #91 girl name
1991 3,704 3,704 0 #94 girl name
1992 3,594 3,594 0 #91 girl name
1993 3,400 3,400 0 #93 girl name
1994 3,234 3,227 7 #100 girl name
1995 2,970 2,963 7
1996 2,773 2,773 0
1997 2,868 2,868 0
1998 2,696 2,696 0
1999 2,578 2,578 0
2000 2,515 2,515 0
2001 2,030 2,024 6
2002 1,861 1,861 0
2003 1,695 1,695 0
2004 1,565 1,557 8
2005 1,218 1,218 0
2006 1,021 1,021 0
2007 875 875 0
2008 694 694 0
2009 621 621 0
2010 516 516 0
2011 375 375 0
2012 301 301 0
2013 230 230 0
2014 214 214 0
2015 238 238 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Meghan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 94,301 babies born with the name Meghan in the United States. That's more than enough Meghans to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Meghan" was in 1985 with a total of 4,665 babies. (That's a lot of baby Meghans)

According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Meghan" ranks #59 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 22 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1997. Across the entire United States a total of 2,868 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Meghan popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Meghan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Meghan as well as things modernly associated with the name Meghan such as celebrities named Meghan.

Welsh

Origin and Meaning of Meghan

The name "Meghan" is of Welsh origin, and it means "Pearl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Meghan Ory

Meghan Ory is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Meghan was born in 1982 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Meghan

Meghan Edmonds
Meghan Mccain
Meghan Mccarthy
Meghan King Edmonds
Meghan Klingenberg
Meghan Linsey
Meghan Markle
Meghan Trainor

Alternative Meanings

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

G is for golden, memories you share.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nahgem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Negamh". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Meghan born Dec 4, 1984

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 1550. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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