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Name Megan

Meaning:the pearlTools:

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About the name Megan in particular

Gender:female
Languages of use:English, Welsh
Is diminutive of:Margaret
US 2015 rank:#384     ... 382:Carmen, 383:Kyleigh, 384:Megan, 385:Skye, 386:Elsie ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Kegan, Maegan, Meagan, Mega, Megane, Megat, Meghan, Regan, Tegan, Tegan     Details
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About Margarete, the group of names with the same origin as Megan

Meaning/translation:the pearl
Language of origin:Old Greek
Info about origin:known in the Middle Ages as the name of Saint Margaret of Antioch (3th/4th century AD)
 the greek word margarites might come from a Persian word with the meaning child of light (from a belief that a pearl is a drop of dew transformed by moonlight)
Words:margarites = the pearl  Old Greek
Topics:14 Holy Helpers
Variants' top ranks:1:Margaret England+Wales 1944,  3:Megan England+Wales 1998,  4:Marit Norway 2015,  4:Malgorzata Poland 2012,  5:Margareta Sweden 2014,  5:Margarita Mexico 2008,  7:Rita Belgium 2013,  7:Greta Italy 2014,  7:Margrethe Greenland 2011,  8:Margit Hungary 2014
Name variants:Greta, Gréta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Grethe, Grit, Gritli, Gritt, Gritta, Maarit, Maegan, Maggie, Maggy, Magret, Mairead, Maisie, Maisy, Malgorzata, Marga, Margaret, Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margarida, Margarita, Margaritha, Margaux, Marge, Margery, Margherita, Margie, Margit, Margitta, Margot, Margret, Margrét, Margrete, Margreth, Margrethe, Margrit, Margrith, Margritha, Margrjet, Marguerite, Marit, Marjorie, Markéta, Märta, Meagan, Meaghan, Meg, Megan, Megane, Meggy, Meghan, Merete, Meta, Peggy, Reta, Rita   Sortable list   Details
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SeriesGraphRankings
Australia/NSWGraph2004 90,  2002 90
Canada/British ColumbiaGraph2010 72,  2009 54,  2008 47
England+WalesGraph2015 76,  2014 65,  2013 49,  2012 41,  2011 29,  2010 23,  2009 20,  2008 15,  2007 17,  2006 17,  2005 12,  2004 10,  2003 6,  2002 6,  2001 3,  2000 3,  1999 3,  1998 3
England+Wales decadesGraph2014 65,  2004 101994 17
IrelandGraph2015 65,  2014 70,  2013 63,  2012 53,  2011 38,  2010 37,  2009 33,  2008 32,  2007 30,  2006 32,  2005 26,  2004 19,  2003 16,  2002 11,  2001 10,  2000 10,  1999 10,  1998 8
ScotlandGraph2015 66,  2014 68,  2013 53,  2012 51,  2011 32,  2010 27,  2009 22,  2008 31,  2007 18,  2006 15,  2005 15,  2004 15,  2003 14,  2002 9,  2001 5,  2000 6,  1999 6,  1998 2
Switzerland 1997 490
USA decadesGraph2000-2009 36,  1990-1999 101980-1989 14,  1970-1979 89
USA yearlyGraph2015 384,  2014 307,  2013 256,  2012 199,  2011 164,  2010 131,  2009 105,  2008 100,  2007 78,  2006 60,  2005 41,  2004 36,  2003 30,  2002 22,  2001 20,  2000 18,  1999 15,  1998 13,  1997 11,  1996 12,  1995 13,  1994 101993 11
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