Megan

Megan - A very unique female name



  Sep 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Megan, meaning pearl, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1943 on position #1870. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Megan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Megan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Megan. The baby girl name Megan was given to 1,530 baby girls in 2012, ranking #199 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 924 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Megan peaked in popularity 32 years ago in 1985 on position 10.



Famous with this name

Megan Fox
Megan Mullally
Megan Hilty


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Megan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Megan is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #76 - and is the least popular in Oregon at position #662.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Megan is where you live.


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Megan origin and meaning

Megan is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pearl. To see famous people named Megan, pop culture references for the name Megan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Megan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Megan, sorted by popularity.

Maxine / Meghan / Meagan / Mckenna / Makenna / Meaghan / Maegan / Makena / Meghann / Magen /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012199
2011164
2010131
2009105
2008100
200778
200660
200541
200436
200330
200222
200120
200018
199915
199813
199711
199612
199513
199410
199311
199210
199111
199011
198911
198812
198712
198611
198510
198411
198321
198234
198133
198030
197931
197841
197754
197662
197569
1974105
1973141
1972182
1971201
1970246
1969277
1968308
1967328
1966355
1965373
1964432
1963469
1962498
1961482
1960506
1959519
1958570
1957602
1956723
1955655
1954753
1953726
1952847
1951964
19501180
19491642
19481534
19472062
19461459
19451603
19431870

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah76
Alaska102
New Jersey138
Idaho143
Connecticut155
Montana156
Maine162
North Dakota166
Hawaii168
Wisconsin175
Michigan176
California179
Texas182
Colorado183
Pennsylvania183
New Hampshire189
Minnesota196
Massachusetts198
Maryland201
Indiana202
North Carolina204
Illinois206
Virginia208
Ohio210
New York219
Iowa224
New Mexico230
Nebraska236
Arizona246
Nevada247
Florida249
Washington252
Kansas265
Alabama266
South Carolina282
Kentucky286
Missouri291
Mississippi312
Georgia312
Tennessee319
Louisiana319
West Virginia358
Oklahoma390
Arkansas435
Oregon662

Even more about Megan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Megan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Megan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1985
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Megan
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 924
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1943
2012 births +1,530

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