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Name Meghan

Meaning:the pearlTools:

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Languages of use:English
US 2017 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
Similarly written:Meaghan, Megan, Bethan, Eoghan, Ethan, Kegan, Maegan, Meagan, Mega, Megane     Details
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About Margarete, the group of names with the same origin as Meghan

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

Popularity lists that contain the name Meghan

ScotlandGraph1999 96,  1998 94
USA decadesGraph1990-1999 104,  1980-1989 76
USA yearlyGraph2012 884,  2011 737,  2010 560,  2009 493,  2008 455,  2007 373,  2006 321,  2005 270,  2004 217,  2003 193,  2002 174,  2001 159,  2000 134,  1999 127,  1998 121,  1997 113,  1996 113,  1995 112,  1994 100,  1993 93
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