Given Name MEGAN

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Welsh, English
PRONOUNCED: MEG-ən (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
VARIANTS: Maegan, Meagan, Meaghan, Meghan, Maeghan (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Margarid, Margarit (Armenian), Margarita (Bulgarian), Margarida (Catalan), Margareta (Croatian), Markéta (Czech), Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Margarethe, Merete, Meta, Mette (Danish), Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Margreet (Dutch), Maret, Margit (Estonian), Maarit, Margareta, Marketta, Margareeta, Reeta, Reetta (Finnish), Marguerite, Margot (French), Margarida (Galician), Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margit, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Margrit, Meta (German), Margarita (Greek), Margalit (Hebrew), Margaréta, Margit, Gitta, Gréta (Hungarian), Margrét, Gréta (Icelandic), Mairéad (Irish), Margherita, Greta, Rita (Italian), Margarita (Late Roman), Margreet, Greet (Limburgish), Margarita, Greta (Lithuanian), Margaid, Paaie (Manx), Meggy (Medieval English), Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Grete, Grethe, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette (Norwegian), Margarida (Occitan), Małgorzata, Gosia, Małgosia, Marzena (Polish), Margarida (Portuguese), Margareta (Romanian), Margarita (Russian), Maighread, Mairead, Maisie, Peigi (Scottish), Margaréta, Margita, Markéta (Slovak), Margareta, Marjeta (Slovene), Margarita, Rita (Spanish), Margareta, Margit, Greta, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta (Swedish)

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Entry updated October 11, 2012