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"Mòrag" could be used as a form of "Sallie" if "Mòr" is sometimes translated as "Sarah".
-- gaelruadh19  4/27/2005
This is my middle name, but I don't like it much. I'm always reminded of Morag the cow off Big Breakfast.
-- alimorag  3/8/2006
If I recall correctly, Morag MacDougall is a minor character in Harry Potter.
-- mymymetrocard  11/12/2006
Morag MacDougal is indeed a minor Harry Potter character. She is in Harry's year at school, though she is a Ravenclaw pureblood. She was not a member of Dumbledore's Army, and J. K. Rowling changed her mind twice about her name.

The literal meaning of “Morag” is “the sun.”
-- Anonymous User  4/22/2007
This is pronounced MOR-ak, I believe.
-- 1crzychick  8/21/2007
Morag is the spider queen in one of the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborn. She isn't a very famous bearer (she's only in the one book, "Summer of the Sea Serpent") but that's the only time I was exposed to it. So unfortunately I always associate this with helpful giant spiders. :(
-- Lady Seashell  2/25/2008
I like this name a lot. Unfortunately I live in the south-eastern US and it would be pronounced mo-RAG by most people, so it's not usable.
-- YMPvt  9/21/2008
This name sounds rather harsh to me.
-- Anonymous User  2/3/2009
Morag is the name of a loch monster in Loch Morar, Scotland.
-- Alexanna  9/8/2014
Pronounced the Scottish way, it's tolerable, but I live in America where this name would be butchered every day. I'd never use it on a child.
-- kvpp88  10/25/2014
Never would have crossed my mind that this is a girl's name. In my opinion, Morag sounds VERY harsh and unflattering- especially on girls. Sounds more like a name for a medieval man or an non-human character or a non-human evil character. Just sounds more like a name that belongs in a story like Lord of the Rings and that type of stuff. A name that was last used like 8,000 years ago.
-- Anonymous User  6/25/2015
Dónal Agus Mórag is a Northern Irish folk song, and that's what I always think of when I hear this name.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2015
People need to get over silly comments about whether Morag "sounds feminine" or not. Its history is feminine, and that should be good enough. After hundreds of years of use, what people think in the SE United States, where women are expected to wear hair bows, and where diminutives find their way onto birth certificates, is entirely irrelevant.

This is a name of great dignity and strength. Women should not only be named after flowers and other supposedly fragile objects. Too much has been achieved in history and too much reflection on gender has occurred, for such simple-minded comments.
-- Der Oberfrank  6/8/2016
My name is Morag and I love my name. Your name is normally the first question you answer about yourself, when I have met new people and I say my name is Morag it often starts a conversation going e.g. " unusual name, where does it come from? What does it mean"? Etc, so my name has been a good friend to me, the older I get the more I love my name. I love Scotland so having a totally Scottish name is fine with me ☺.
-- Lochore1951  10/19/2016

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