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Proper noun[edit]

Morgan (countable and uncountable, plural Morgans)

  1. (countable) A unisex given name
    1. A male or female given name from Old Welsh Morcant, possibly from *mor (sea) (Welsh môr) or *mọr (great) (Old Welsh maur) + *kantos (circle) (Welsh cant), meaning “great chief” or “sea chief”.
    2. A male given name from Irish, an adopted anglicization of Murchadh (Murrough).
  2. (countable) A surname.
    1. A surname from Welsh [in turn originating as a patronymic].
    2. A surname from Irish [in turn originating as a patronymic], an anglicization of Morgán, itself from the Welsh name.
    3. A surname from Irish, a variant anglicization of Ó Muireagáin (Merrigan).
    4. A surname from Irish, an adopted anglicization of Ó Murcháin (Morahan).
  3. A placename.
    1. A town in South Australia, Australia; named for William Morgan, 14th Premier of South Australia.
    2. An unincorporated community in Ontario, Canada.
    3. A locale in the United States:
      1. A ghost town in California; named for early settler Charles Morgan.
      2. A city, the county seat of Calhoun County, Georgia; named for county official Hiram Morgan.
      3. A city in Minnesota; named for anthropologist Lewis H. Morgan.
      4. A neighborhood of Sayreville borough, New Jersey; named for landowner Charles Morgan III.
      5. A minor city in Bosque County, Texas.
      6. A city, the county seat of Morgan County, Utah; named for Mormon apostle Jedediah Morgan Grant.
      7. A town in Vermont; named for landowner John Morgan.
      8. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
      9. A town and unincorporated community therein, in Oconto County, Wisconsin.
      10. An unincorporated community in Shawano County, Wisconsin.
      11. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Morgan Township.
  4. (Arthurian legend) Ellipsis of Morgan le Fay.

Usage notes[edit]

Traditionally a male given name, Morgan has been given to girls in English-speaking countries since the 1980s. In the United States and Canada the name is now more often given to girls.

Derived terms[edit]



Morgan (plural Morgans)

  1. A horse of a compact breed from Vermont; named for Justin Morgan, owner of the stud from which the breed originated.
  2. A British sports car manufacturer; named for founder H. F. S. Morgan.
  3. (numismatic slang) A Morgan dollar.

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Proper noun[edit]

Morgan c (genitive Morgans)

  1. a male given name borrowed from English




From Old Welsh Morcant, possibly from mor (sea) (Welsh môr) or maur (great) (Welsh mawr) + cant (circle) (Welsh cant), meaning great chief or sea chief.


Proper noun[edit]

Morgan m

  1. a male given name


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Morgan Forgan unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.