Meghan

First Name
95k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Meghan

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

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  1. A female given name, a pseudo-Irish spelling of the Welsh Megan.

Notable Persons Named Meghan

Meghan Markle is an actress, fashion model, spokesmodel, actor, model (people), and promotional model. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Meghan was given the name Rachel Megan Markle on August 4th, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Meghan Trainor is a singer-songwriter and record producer. Meghan was given the name Meghan Elizabeth Trainor on December 22nd, 1993 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Meghan McCain is a columnist, blogger, and author. Meghan was given the name Meghan Marguerite McCain by her parents John McCain and Cindy McCain on October 23rd, 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

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Meghan Ory is an actress. She has been prominent since 1999. Meghan was born on August 20th, 1982 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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Meghan King Edmonds is a sales executive and television personality. Meghan was born on September 26th, 1984 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Meghan Heffern is an actress. She has been prominent since 2004. Meghan was born on October 3rd, 1983 in Edmonton.

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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 78 78 0
1965 86 86 0
1966 106 106 0
1967 119 119 0
1968 143 143 0
1969 234 234 0
1970 382 382 0
1971 347 347 0
1972 440 440 0
1973 504 504 0
1974 615 609 6
1975 828 822 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 2,628 2,618 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 3,884 3,868 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 240 240 0
2016 201 201 0

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Popularity of Meghan as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Meghan

  • How Popular is the name Meghan? Meghan is the 661st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Meghan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 94,505 babies born with the first name Meghan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Meghan to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Meghan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Meghan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Meghan is Sunday, January 5th, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Meghan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Meghan was in 1985 with a total of 4,665 babies. That's a lot of babies named Meghan!
  • Random Meghan Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Meghan ranks 80th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 26 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Meghan: Your name in reverse order is Nahgem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ghenma. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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