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The name MEGHAN is the Celtic/Irish spelling of the name. It is derived from the ancient clan MEEGHAN. The name means "brave warrior."
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2005
Many sources erroneously state that Meghan is the Irish spelling of Megan. This is absolutely FALSE. Meghan is an alternate spelling of Megan that is of American origin, and is primarily used in America, Canada, and Australia. It may have been created out of confusion with the Irish surname O'Meegan, which is in actuality entirely unrelated to the name Megan.
-- Randee15  3/16/2005
It might look like a Gaelic spelling, but it's not. Meghan is just an alternative spelling of Megan, which is a Welsh pet form of Margaret, so therefore no relation. Plus, if it was Gaelic, it would be pronounced more like "MAY-an".
-- gaelruadh19  6/12/2005
I am now confused. When I first came to this site, I had just found out that I was pregnant, January this year (there is a long and spooky story as to why I wanted to call my baby Meghan). After trying for 3 and a half years my partner and I were overjoyed. I wanted to look up the meaning of the name we had been given. At that time there was only the one comment about Meghan stating that it meant warior, this was great and we have now named our one month old baby girl Meghan. I have revisited the site today to show it to a friend, and find a further two comments. Could the original poster please tell us where they got their info from?
-- GwendolineDavina  11/7/2005
My name is Meghan and I think that the spelling of my name is pretty awesome. So don't be knockin' it and saying it's supposed to be spelled "Megan" because I hate it when it's spelled "Megan" and "Meghan" is so much better.
-- whackedtollie  11/24/2005
The name Meghan means "pearl" in Welsh.
-- meghanwhitney  12/31/2005
You are absolutely correct that Meghan means "pearl" in Welsh. I would know as I have looked up the name numerous times for my sister who bears the name Meghan.
-- JordanElizabeth  1/8/2006
It does not mean pearl in Welsh. It is the Welsh version of a name of Greek origin which meant pearl. So it is Welsh, and it means pearl, but to clarify, it doesn't mean pearl in Welsh.
-- Anonymous User  8/16/2007
I think 'Meghan' is the best name and the only correct way to spell it. I don't like to hear people saying that 'Meghan' is another form of 'Megan' because in reality, 'Megan' is just the way for lazy people to shorted such a wonderful name. I care so much about the 'H' in my name that I continue to hold the 'H' strong even in my nickname, Megh.
-- Megh  2/16/2006
To the above user Megh: MEGAN is the original and CORRECT way of spelling the name, and the "h" has been added randomly some way along the line, nothing is wrong with this as many names have variants, but however, Megan is more correct and most variants as mentioned above have been created in the Americas to make the name more "original" and "creative". Megan is NOT a lazy way of spelling the name thank you very much please research these things before you make such comments.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2007
I know two girls named this: one with the h and one without. The girl with the H is nicer (not like that means anything). But I like it spelled better with the h.
-- xKatiex  10/15/2006
My name is Meghan. I don't like it because I know a ton of Meghan's and Megans and Meaghans. I think it looks better when there's an 'h' in it. It's less common, although still popluar enough. I hate when all my teachers at school pronounce it 'MEE-gan' instead of MEG-an.
-- maggie_angel  4/29/2007
Meghan is my middle name, and it is always being mispronouned, but I love it anyway!
-- ellahcooper2495  6/14/2007
As other's have pointed out, Meghan is an attempt to re-Irishize a name that wasn't Irish to begin with and probably wouldn't have been spelled that way even if it were. Megan is the original, most accurate form (well, the only ACCURATE form, but people are going to spell it phonetically and everything). I like the look of the 'h' but I wouldn't use it since it isn't really correct, and would be pronounced differently if it were an actual Irish name spelled that way anyhow.
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2007
My twin sister's name is spelled this way and pronounced MEG-en like all other million Meghans, Megans and Meagans all over the place. The only reason I like this name is because our names don't match.
-- JellyBee  5/21/2008
This name looks more complete then Megan does.
-- number1212  1/15/2009
Even though it is my name, I think Meghan is too popular. In fifth grade, just in my homeroom alone, there was a Meghan A., Meghan B., Meghan C., Megan D., Maegan E., Morgan F., Meggie G., and a Meghan H. And those were their actual initials. Everyone kept mixing us up and some actually called me Mohegan! As in Mohegan Sun.
-- megi99  3/16/2010
Everyone is pretty much wrong. Megan and Meghan are different names, they are clearly spelt different and are even pronounced different. Their origins are the same which makes it understandable to think that they are in fact the same name! They are not! My name is Meghan, not Megan. If it was then you would drop the 'H' it's in there for a reason, it's a different name and you need to pronounce the h. Please do so in the future because is very frustrating!
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2010
My name is Meghan and I don't know why one person said it's pronounced different... cause it's not so maybe you're wrong? Or your parents tried to make it unique? Either way from my experience it is Irish, my whole family is Irish and my name came from a book in Ireland for picking Irish names.. I also have a framed photo thing from my grandmother that says:

Meghan
Root: Megan from Margaret, Irish form of Margaret
Irish:"great"
-- maybaby9025  1/5/2011
First there is no such language as "Irish" - the language spoken in Ireland is/was Gaelic - the language of the Gaels. It is also spoken, albeit a different dialect, in Scotland, and there are also other variants in Breton and other places originally populated by Gaels.

Anyway, I was told once from a Meghan of Cornish origin that Meghan is derived from Magan meaning "Power" in many old languages. She also said that in Cornish it is the word for witch - not in the bad sense but in the sense of "a woman with power" so is considered a good name.
-- Anonymous User  5/7/2011
@Anonymous User 5/7/2011: That Meghan was wrong. The Cornish words for witch, woman, power etc are nothing like Meghan. It doesn't appear in any Cornish baby name books either so I've no idea where she got that idea from.
-- Anonymous User  6/5/2014
Canadian actress Meghan Black bears this name. Her credits include "Snow Queen" and "X-men: Evolution."
-- Martha Gold  7/4/2011
The name with the spelling M-E-G-H-A-N is actually of more than one origin (if spelled as shown).

Meghan (pronounced Meg-En) is Greek and Sanskrit. In Greek, it means "pearl" or as my ex's dad says in some regions there it means "jewel." "Cloud" is another meaning of the name in India.

Meghan (often pronounced Mee-gen) is Welsh, as some have mentioned previously. The Irish are heavily influenced by the Welsh, so you can understand where similarities are. Margaret is Margaret with various spellings, but the name is in no relation to Margaret.

The name has nothing to do with the old Irish surname O'Meeghan or with the name MEGAN, which someone had previously said is the correct way to spell it.

The name Megan (pronounced May-gan and spelled without an H) is actually a German name unrelated to this name.

My name happens to be Meghan, derived from my mother's maiden name, Madigan, so I not only take offense to people who mispronounce it, but who link my name to "Megan." They are very different names. Yes, it is more popular in the US, but that doesn't mean it's a made up name or made up spelling.
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2011
I think that Meghan is a beautiful name and anyone named Meghan must be beautiful! Although I think it is better as a boys name.
-- heeeee  10/31/2011
Meghan is actually its own derivative of Margret not of Megan and not only does it mean pearl but it means strength and courage. It it very frustrating as a proud bearer of the name to hear it slandered and put down. I would never put down another name or say it is the wrong spelling or the wrong name. So internet or not H or not please don't lower yourself, they are separate names not at war. I have never been so ashamed to share my name before today when I read this sight. Please you wouldn't say that to someone's face, don't say it to a screen.
-- meghan88  12/20/2011
Ew. I HATE the name Meghan. I think I would rather have my name spelled "Megan" just because it's easier for others to spell it and you can always find a keychain with the right spelling! I personally think this name has no "pizazz" to it and it's boring and common. There aren't any good nicknames either. Meghan is just stupid sounding in every way. Especially MEE-Gan. Blech.

I also hate it when I tell guys my name and they immediately think oh, megan fox. I'm just like shut the F up. I'm not like megan fox in any way. Maybe they think it flatters me when the bring it up?
-- meghan623  8/25/2012
The name Meghan is not short for Megan, the names are spelled differently and therefore have different pronunciations. Megan he prounounced mee-gan and Meghan is pronounced meg-han. Meghan is the actual Irish spelling, Megan is from a different native or it's the altered spelling over the years. But either way, the 2 names ARE different, both in history/heritage, propounciation and meaning.
-- bugmeghan  12/6/2012
My name is M-E-G-H-A-N and I hate when I tell people my name is Meghan, they spell Megan... ummm... wrong pronunciation and not my name. Its NOT meeg-an IT'S meg-han so learn how to properly spell the pronounced name. And if you are buying something for someone named Meghan, DO NOT get them something with MEGAN because its incorrect and offensive!
-- Anonymous User  12/6/2012
I love my name and I am VERY Irish. So I believe everyone should just love everyone and get along but also remember that the best way to spell it is M-E-G-H-A-N. I HATE when I have to correct people, SPELL IT RIGHT. Anyways, I believe Meghan is a very popular name. I have many Meghan's in my grade (Meghan B., Meghan C., Meghan F., Megan G., and another Megan G.) so everyone stop fighting. Meghan originates from Ireland from the name Margrate, I even have a plaque. Yes, my parents were completly dorky and got me a plaque. So stop being wrong. Thank you. :D.
-- Mcarroll_  5/13/2013
I think everyone should stop being so close minded about the spelling. My name is MEGGAN. 2 G's, no H. I LOVE the spelling. I have seen so many different spellings and variants of this name it's crazy! but if everyones name was spelled the same, wouldn't it be a bit boring?
-- Megz  5/16/2013
It's your name, it doesn't define you. When I order a pizza and the person asks "is that m e g a n?" I say yes, am I worried that I'll never get my order, cause they are looking for a Mee-gan? No. I worry about the spelling on my paycheck and taxes. One of my utility companies has me in as Meshan, you can bet they still provide me power and I still get the bills. I am damn proud to be Irish, but I'm not going to have a heart attack every time someone spells my name wrong. There's way too many other things to worry about. It's an awesome name, I like the h and I'm proud to carry my Irish heritage on.
-- Anonymous User  3/13/2014
Meghan Chase is the main character of the Iron Fey series written by Julie Kagawa.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  3/15/2014
I love the name Megan & I happen to like this spelling. :)
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/10/2014
Meghan Trainor, an American singer-songwriter.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/16/2014
I see people saying Megan is pronounced Me-gan, my name is Megan and it's the exact same as Meghan. Meg-an.
-- SyratD  10/7/2014

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