Morgan

Morgan - A unique female name



  Jul 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Morgan, meaning circle; sea, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1961 on position #2036. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Morgan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Morgan? 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 Morgan. The baby girl name Morgan was given to 3,373 baby girls in 2012, ranking #82 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 419 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Morgan peaked in popularity 20 years ago in 1997 on position 22.



Famous with this name

Morgan Freeman
Chris Morgan
Tracy Morgan


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Morgan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Morgan is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #30 - and is the least popular in Oregon at position #232.

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 Morgan is where you live.


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Morgan origin and meaning

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

Similar to Morgan

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

Maryjane / Margene / Marjean / Morgen / Morganne / Maryjean / Marijane / Marcene / Morghan / Morgyn /

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
201282
201175
201063
200956
200846
200743
200635
200533
200431
200329
200229
200129
200025
199924
199823
199722
199625
199523
199425
199334
199241
199149
199058
198969
198877
198795
1986113
1985127
1984131
1983166
1982170
1981162
1980244
1979477
1978649
1977803
1976976
19751226
19741363
19731307
19721697
19711641
19701456
19691427
19682170
19671898
19662521
19651576
19641889
19632240
19612036

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware30
Michigan32
New Hampshire35
Pennsylvania39
Wisconsin43
Maryland43
Montana50
West Virginia52
South Carolina52
Nebraska53
Ohio53
Tennessee54
Missouri54
Arkansas56
North Dakota57
Alabama60
Louisiana61
District of Columbia61
Minnesota63
North Carolina66
Georgia67
Wyoming72
Virginia78
Illinois78
Colorado78
Rhode Island79
South Dakota80
Alaska82
Iowa83
Kansas87
Connecticut91
Mississippi92
Massachusetts92
Florida94
Kentucky95
New Jersey96
Indiana99
New York103
Oklahoma124
Washington130
Utah131
Maine140
Arizona148
Texas152
Nevada167
Hawaii175
Idaho190
California198
New Mexico204
Oregon232

Even more about Morgan


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 Morgan a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Morgan?

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
1997
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Morgan
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 419
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1961
2012 births +3,373

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