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436k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Megan

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94k Meghan (Welsh)
41k Meagan (American)
14k Meaghan (American)
9k Maegan (American)
3k Magan (Greek)

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 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Megan ranks 28th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 50 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1979.
  • 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 Eagnm. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Megan as a first name

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Popularity of Megan as a last name

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Common last names for Megan

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Common first names for Megan

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

Megan Fox

Megan Fox is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Megan was born in 1986 as Megan Denise Fox in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States.

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Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Megan was born in 1958 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Megan Gale

Megan Gale is a model. Megan was born in 1976 in Perth, Western Australia.

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Megan Follows

Megan Follows is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1978 to present. Megan was born in 1968 as Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Meg White

Meg White is a musician specializing in alternative rock, garage rock, blues rock, and punk blues music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to 2011. Meg was born in 1974 as Megan Martha White.

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Megan Hilty

Megan Hilty is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Megan was born in 1981 as Megan Kathleen Hilty in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Megan

Megan Boone
Megan Draper
Megan Mcardle
Megan Rapinoe
Megan Wollover

Alternative Meanings

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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