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Origin: Malaysia
Region Origin: South-Eastern Asia

Megan is a Welsh feminine given name, originally a diminutive form of Margaret. The name has its origins in the Greek word "margarítēs" and Latin "margarīta," both meaning "pearl". Megan is one of the most popular Welsh-language names for women in Wales and England and is commonly truncated to Meg. The name gained popularity in the 1990s, with its peak in 1990 in the United States and 1999 in the United Kingdom. Megan is not only a Welsh name, but it also has meanings and origins in other languages. For example, in Persian, Megan means "Child of light". In Anglo-Saxon, it signifies "Strong and capable". In Greek, it retains the meaning of "Pearl". The name has also been connected to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, who is a prominent public figure. Over the years, Megan has evolved from a nickname for women with bright and sparkling personalities, much like the shining qualities of a pearl, to a popular and well-respected name.

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