Names of the Week
Fact of the Week
Lefties make up about 10 percent of the population.  More

Megan Name Popularity

    

Charts | Table | About | By Year

How popular is Megan?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Megan, ranked the 499th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Megan has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #10 was reached for the first time in 1985 and as recently as 1994.

The greatest number of babies were given the name in 1990 with 20,256 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Megan was less than 5, most recently in 1941.

Megan, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1946-1959, and 1961-1985, whereas 1991-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Megan has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

For a number of years, the name Megan has been spiralling downward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Megan lately has dropped significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Megan?

Megan's popularity is at an extremely low point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Megan still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Megan is much less frequently used as a given name.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
Mouse over or Click for Percentages.
   Megan (Girl)Megan (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 624 499 < 5 --
2016 744 432 < 5 --
2015 850 385 < 5 --
2014 1,060 307 6 11,630
2013 1,244 254 < 5 --
2012 1,559 199 < 5 --
2011 1,911 164 < 5 --
2010 2,402 131 < 5 --
2009 3,055 105 5 13,790
2008 3,411 100 < 5 --
2007 4,121 78 9 8,667
2006 4,942 60 7 10,273
2005 5,856 41 6 11,007
2004 6,686 36 35 2,935
2003 7,799 30 10 7,062
2002 9,209 22 16 4,835
2001 10,298 20 17 4,614
2000 11,434 18 14 5,221
1999 12,225 15 11 5,915
1998 13,253 13 21 3,566
1997 14,242 11 18 3,833
1996 14,768 12 20 3,500
1995 15,529 13 28 2,660
1994 16,579 10 31 2,478
1993 16,384 11 30 2,490
1992 17,842 10 33 2,282
1991 19,277 11 31 2,328
1990 20,256 11 44 1,798
1989 19,782 11 82 1,178
1988 18,567 12 61 1,324
1987 17,823 12 61 1,255
1986 18,593 11 61 1,236
1985 20,013 10 80 1,030
1984 16,979 11 50 1,339
1983 14,125 21 50 1,322
1982 9,517 34 50 1,334
1981 8,967 33 40 1,536
1980 9,139 30 35 1,683
1979 8,291 31 27 1,979
1978 5,896 41 24 2,048
1977 5,322 54 20 2,326
1976 4,465 62 20 2,302
1975 4,194 69 11 3,365
1974 2,817 105 12 3,070
1973 2,023 141 9 3,608
1972 1,590 180 7 4,281
1971 1,500 199 6 4,735
1970 1,269 246 < 5 --
1969 1,032 276 < 5 --
1968 814 309 5 4,525
1967 708 328 < 5 --
1966 656 352 < 5 --
1965 609 370 < 5 --
1964 514 433 < 5 --
1963 433 467 < 5 --
1962 391 491 < 5 --
1961 402 485 < 5 --
1960 366 506 < 5 --
1959 357 515 < 5 --
1958 301 565 < 5 --
1957 260 607 < 5 --
1956 196 686 < 5 --
1955 198 664 < 5 --
1954 153 753 < 5 --
1953 156 730 < 5 --
1952 118 847 < 5 --
1951 86 1,007 < 5 --
1950 61 1,190 < 5 --
1949 30 1,759 < 5 --
1948 28 1,806 < 5 --
1947 29 1,809 < 5 --
1946 22 2,007 < 5 --
1945 24 1,730 < 5 --
1944 16 2,257 < 5 --
1943 21 1,930 < 5 --
1942 12 2,760 < 5 --
1941 < 5 -- < 5 --
1940 9 3,126 < 5 --
1939 6 4,103 < 5 --
1938 < 5 -- < 5 --
1937 < 5 -- < 5 --
1936 7 3,607 < 5 --
1935 7 3,641 < 5 --
1934 8 3,365 < 5 --
1933 7 3,644 < 5 --
1932 < 5 -- < 5 --
1931 7 3,736 < 5 --
1930 5 5,023 < 5 --
1929 < 5 -- < 5 --
1928 < 5 -- < 5 --
1927 7 4,140 < 5 --
1926 5 5,368 < 5 --
1925 < 5 -- < 5 --
1924 7 4,306 < 5 --
1923 13 2,683 < 5 --
1922 7 4,304 < 5 --
1921 < 5 -- < 5 --
1920 < 5 -- < 5 --
1919 < 5 -- < 5 --
1918 < 5 -- < 5 --
1917 < 5 -- < 5 --
1916 < 5 -- < 5 --
1915 < 5 -- < 5 --
1914 < 5 -- < 5 --
1913 < 5 -- < 5 --
1912 < 5 -- < 5 --
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- < 5 --
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- < 5 --
1907 < 5 -- < 5 --
1906 < 5 -- < 5 --
1905 < 5 -- < 5 --
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- < 5 --
1899 < 5 -- < 5 --
1898 < 5 -- < 5 --
1897 < 5 -- < 5 --
1896 < 5 -- < 5 --
1895 < 5 -- < 5 --
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- < 5 --
1891 < 5 -- < 5 --
1890 < 5 -- < 5 --
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- < 5 --
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 < 5 -- < 5 --
1884 < 5 -- < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 < 5 -- < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.