Megan: baby girl name meaning and popularity


A diminutive of Margaret, this name means “strong, capable” and “pearl.” Since we all want our girls to be strong and capable, this one’s a great choice with the added bonus of being a rare beauty from the ocean.


Meg, Meggie.

Famous people named Megan:

Actresses Megan Mullally, Megan Fox, Megan Boone; U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe; fictional Meg from Family Guy; American swimmer Megan Jendrick.

Fun fact:

Megan is one of the most popular Welsh names in Wales and England; it is commonly shortened to Meg.

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