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Morgan

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 33 0 33
1881 23 0 23
1882 24 0 24
1883 19 0 19
1884 33 0 33
1885 26 0 26
1886 32 0 32
1887 17 0 17
1888 21 0 21
1889 24 0 24
1890 23 0 23
1891 19 0 19
1892 21 0 21
1893 22 0 22
1894 32 0 32
1895 26 0 26
1896 25 0 25
1897 29 0 29
1898 28 0 28
1899 30 0 30
1900 31 0 31
1901 16 0 16
1902 23 0 23
1903 26 0 26
1904 18 0 18
1905 30 0 30
1906 25 0 25
1907 21 0 21
1908 33 0 33
1909 34 0 34
1910 45 0 45
1911 54 0 54
1912 78 0 78
1913 106 0 106
1914 125 0 125
1915 136 0 136
1916 155 0 155
1917 179 0 179
1918 173 5 168
1919 138 0 138
1920 160 0 160
1921 184 0 184
1922 144 0 144
1923 154 0 154
1924 155 0 155
1925 160 0 160
1926 156 0 156
1927 146 0 146
1928 131 0 131
1929 138 0 138
1930 108 0 108
1931 135 0 135
1932 140 0 140
1933 122 0 122
1934 123 0 123
1935 131 0 131
1936 118 0 118
1937 107 5 102
1938 116 0 116
1939 104 0 104
1940 130 0 130
1941 100 0 100
1942 114 0 114
1943 123 0 123
1944 134 6 128
1945 112 0 112
1946 158 11 147
1947 175 0 175
1948 125 0 125
1949 125 5 120
1950 126 5 121
1951 165 12 153
1952 175 6 169
1953 157 7 150
1954 189 11 178
1955 215 16 199
1956 210 12 198
1957 195 10 185
1958 215 23 192
1959 238 15 223
1960 278 26 252
1961 237 33 204
1962 268 14 254
1963 241 22 219
1964 268 44 224
1965 251 44 207
1966 258 34 224
1967 314 43 271
1968 299 36 263
1969 396 63 333
1970 416 76 340
1971 394 83 311
1972 363 60 303
1973 347 91 256
1974 374 97 277
1975 398 115 283
1976 448 143 305
1977 581 211 370
1978 652 262 390
1979 944 442 502
1980 1,769 1,061 708
1981 2,536 1,770 766
1982 2,346 1,716 630
1983 2,281 1,659 622
1984 2,875 2,175 700
1985 2,965 2,281 684
1986 3,151 2,477 674
1987 3,692 2,924 768 #95 girl name
1988 4,624 3,795 829 #78 girl name
1989 5,253 4,427 826 #69 girl name
1990 6,983 6,047 936 #58 girl name
1991 7,699 6,792 907 #49 girl name
1992 8,775 7,787 988 #41 girl name
1993 9,432 8,570 862 #34 girl name
1994 11,679 10,656 1,023 #25 girl name
1995 12,132 10,875 1,257 #23 girl name
1996 11,508 10,292 1,216 #25 girl name
1997 11,403 10,341 1,062 #22 girl name
1998 11,168 10,217 951 #23 girl name
1999 10,502 9,605 897 #24 girl name
2000 10,341 9,502 839 #25 girl name
2001 9,516 8,734 782 #29 girl name
2002 9,140 8,432 708 #29 girl name
2003 8,674 7,926 748 #29 girl name
2004 8,302 7,293 1,009 #31 girl name
2005 7,647 6,747 900 #33 girl name
2006 7,311 6,490 821 #35 girl name
2007 6,390 5,662 728 #43 girl name
2008 6,046 5,333 713 #46 girl name
2009 5,201 4,610 591 #56 girl name
2010 4,569 4,072 497 #63 girl name
2011 4,141 3,666 475 #75 girl name
2012 3,837 3,396 441 #82 girl name
2013 3,474 3,110 364 #100 girl name
2014 3,402 2,998 404
2015 3,045 2,670 375

Want to know about the popularity of the Morgan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 249,402 babies born with the name Morgan in the United States. That's more than enough Morgans to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 33 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Morgan" was in 1995 with a total of 10,875 babies. (That's a lot of baby Morgans)

According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Morgan" ranks #94 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 104 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2015. Across the entire United States a total of 3,045 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Welsh

Origin and Meaning of Morgan

The name "Morgan" is of Welsh origin, and it means "Great circle". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mor"gan
One of a celebrated breed of small compact American saddle and trotting horses; -- so called from the name of the stud (Justin Morgan) from which the breed originated in Vermont.
noun Morgan
John Pierpont Morgan, a noted American financier and philanthropist; 1837-1913.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An American breed of small compact saddle horses
  2. United States financier and philanthropist (1837-1913)
  3. Soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina (1736-1802)
  4. A Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688)
  5. United States biologist who formulated the chromosome theory of heredity (1866-1945)
  6. United States anthropologist who studied the Seneca (1818-1881)

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1964 to present. Morgan was born in 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

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Morgan Fairchild

Morgan Fairchild is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1967 to present. Morgan was born in 1950 as Patsy Ann McClenny in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Morgan York

Morgan York is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Morgan was born in 1993.

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Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock is a filmmaker, television producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Morgan was born in 1970 as Morgan Valentine Spurlock in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

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Morgan Webb

Morgan Webb is a television presenter and producer. Morgan was born in 1978 in Canada.

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Morgan Brittany

Morgan Brittany is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1957 to present. Morgan was born in 1951 as Suzanne Cupito in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Morgan

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for realist, the way you are.

G is for gem, the jewel you are.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

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

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Past life for Morgan born Jan 23, 1987

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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 Northern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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