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436k
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since 1880
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499
in the U.S.
in 2010

Megan

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1922 7 7 0
1923 13 13 0
1924 7 7 0
1926 5 5 0
1927 7 7 0
1930 5 5 0
1931 7 7 0
1933 7 7 0
1934 8 8 0
1935 7 7 0
1936 7 7 0
1939 6 6 0
1940 9 9 0
1942 12 12 0
1943 21 21 0
1944 16 16 0
1945 25 25 0
1946 22 22 0
1947 29 29 0
1948 29 29 0
1949 30 30 0
1950 61 61 0
1951 86 86 0
1952 118 118 0
1953 156 156 0
1954 152 152 0
1955 199 199 0
1956 196 196 0
1957 260 260 0
1958 301 301 0
1959 358 358 0
1960 366 366 0
1961 403 403 0
1962 391 391 0
1963 434 434 0
1964 514 514 0
1965 610 610 0
1966 658 658 0
1967 710 710 0
1968 820 815 5
1969 1,032 1,032 0
1970 1,268 1,268 0
1971 1,506 1,500 6
1972 1,597 1,590 7
1973 2,032 2,023 9
1974 2,830 2,818 12
1975 4,206 4,195 11 #69 girl name
1976 4,487 4,467 20 #62 girl name
1977 5,344 5,324 20 #54 girl name
1978 5,921 5,897 24 #41 girl name
1979 8,319 8,292 27 #31 girl name
1980 9,174 9,139 35 #30 girl name
1981 9,006 8,966 40 #33 girl name
1982 9,565 9,515 50 #34 girl name
1983 14,174 14,124 50 #21 girl name
1984 17,026 16,976 50 #11 girl name
1985 20,094 20,014 80 #10 girl name
1986 18,655 18,594 61 #11 girl name
1987 17,884 17,823 61 #12 girl name
1988 18,626 18,565 61 #12 girl name
1989 19,866 19,784 82 #11 girl name
1990 20,300 20,256 44 #11 girl name
1991 19,306 19,275 31 #11 girl name
1992 17,877 17,844 33 #10 girl name
1993 16,413 16,383 30 #11 girl name
1994 16,609 16,578 31 #10 girl name
1995 15,557 15,529 28 #13 girl name
1996 14,787 14,767 20 #12 girl name
1997 14,260 14,242 18 #11 girl name
1998 13,275 13,254 21 #13 girl name
1999 12,236 12,225 11 #15 girl name
2000 11,447 11,433 14 #18 girl name
2001 10,315 10,298 17 #20 girl name
2002 9,225 9,209 16 #22 girl name
2003 7,807 7,797 10 #30 girl name
2004 6,720 6,685 35 #36 girl name
2005 5,860 5,854 6 #41 girl name
2006 4,947 4,940 7 #60 girl name
2007 4,130 4,121 9 #78 girl name
2008 3,408 3,408 0 #100 girl name
2009 3,060 3,055 5
2010 2,401 2,401 0
2011 1,910 1,910 0
2012 1,558 1,558 0
2013 1,243 1,243 0
2014 1,063 1,057 6
2015 847 847 0

Fun Facts about the name Megan

  • How many people with the first name Megan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 436,245 babies born with the first name Megan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Megan to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Megan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Megan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Megan is Sunday, April 2nd, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Megan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Megan was in 1990 with a total of 20,256 babies. That's a lot of babies named Megan!
  • Random Megan Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Megan ranks 25th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 127 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Megan: Your name in reverse order is Nagem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emgna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Megan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 499 people with the last name Megan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Megan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Megan as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Megan as a first name

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Common first names for Megan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Megan U.S.
  White 88.78% 64.26%
  African American 2.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Megan

People with the last name Megan are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Welsh

Origin and Meaning of Megan

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

From Welsh Megan, cognate with English Margaret, ultimately from Ancient Greek.

  1. A female given name borrowed from Welsh.

Megan was also found in the following language(s): Welsh

Notable Persons With the Name Megan

Megan Brennan

Megan Brennan is a 74th United States Postmaster General. Megan was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

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Megan Fox

Megan Fox is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2001. Megan was given the name Megan Denise Fox on May 16th, 1986 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States.

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Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1981 to present. Megan was born on November 12th, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Meg White

Meg White is an alternative rock, garage rock, blues rock, and punk blues musician. She plays Drum kit. She holds the title In the Cold and Cold Night. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Meg was given the name Megan Martha White on December 10th, 1974.

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Megan Boone

Megan Boone is an actress. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Megan was born on April 29th, 1983 in Petoskey, Michigan, U.S.

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Meg Turney

Meg Turney is an internet personality, cosplayer, model, vlogger, and cosplay. She has been prominent since 2011. Meg was given the name Megan LeeAnn Turney on March 12th, 1987 in Austin, Texas, United States. Meg is also known as Dollwithagun.

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  • Megan Follows
    (actress)
  • Megan Park
    (actress)
  • Megan Gale
    (model)
  • Megan Young
    (notable individual)
  • Megan Hilty
    (actress)
  • Megan Rapinoe
    (soccer player)
  • Megan Ambuhl
    (criminal)
  • Megan Nicole
    (important person)
  • Megan Smith
    (Chief Technology Officer of the United States)
  • Megan Ward
    (actress)
  • Megan Lai
    (actor)
  • Megan Hauserman
    (leading human)
  • Megan Barry
    (influential somebody)
  • Megan McArdle
    (leading somebody)

What does the name Megan mean?

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Eis for endear, all those you touch.

Gis for golden, memories you share.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

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