Meghan

Meghan - A very unique female name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Meghan, meaning pearl, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1959 on position #1480. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Meghan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Meghan? 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 Meghan. The baby girl name Meghan was given to 256 baby girls in 2012, ranking #863 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,521 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Meghan peaked in popularity 34 years ago in 1985 on position 63.



Famous with this name

Meghan Markle
Meghan Ory
Meghan K. Wicker


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Meghan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Meghan is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #261 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,446.

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 Meghan is where you live.


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Meghan origin and meaning

Meghan is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pearl. To see famous people named Meghan, pop culture references for the name Meghan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Meghan

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

Megan / Maxine / 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
2012863
2011733
2010573
2009497
2008457
2007378
2006321
2005271
2004218
2003193
2002174
2001159
2000134
1999127
1998121
1997113
1996113
1995111
1994100
199393
199291
199193
199091
198980
198881
198778
198671
198563
198465
198375
1982110
1981116
1980114
1979121
1978164
1977218
1976273
1975293
1974353
1973404
1972438
1971531
1970510
1969654
1968797
1967853
1966890
19651083
19641239
19631262
19621866
19612514
19602200
19591480

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts261
New Jersey420
Pennsylvania493
Nevada554
Iowa563
New York567
Louisiana567
Wisconsin653
Maryland737
Minnesota743
Alabama750
Virginia787
Michigan847
Ohio900
North Carolina936
Washington1032
Missouri1054
Georgia1118
Illinois1144
Arizona1216
California1278
Florida1370
Texas1446

Even more about Meghan


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 Meghan 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 Meghan?

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 Meghan
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,521
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1959
2012 births +256

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