Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MAWR-gən(English)
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Meaning & History

Modern form of Morgen, which was used by Geoffrey of Monmouth [1] in the 12th century for the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, who was unnamed in earlier stories. Geoffrey probably did not derive it from the Welsh masculine name Morgan, which would have been spelled Morcant in his time. It is likely from Old Welsh mor "sea" and the suffix gen "born of" [2].

Related Names

VariantsMorgaine, Morgen
Other Languages & CulturesMorgane(French) Muirín(Irish) Muirgen(Irish Mythology)

People think this name is

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Name Days

Norway: December 8
Sweden: March 28

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Sources & References

  1. Page at https://www.ancienttexts.org/library/celtic/ctexts/merlini.html.
  2. Matasović, Ranko. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Brill, 2009, page 158.
Entry updated January 21, 2022