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National Morgan Day – November 19, 2022

National Morgan Day, which takes place every November 19, celebrates the name Morgan and its uniqueness. Morgan means ‘sea-born,’ ‘sea-song,’ or ‘sea-circle.’ It is a Welsh boy’s name that is a version of the Old Welsh name Morcant, which is a merger of the Welsh components of ‘mor,’ which means ‘sea,’ and ‘cant,’ which means ‘circle.’ Morgan is also a popular girl’s name derived from the Old Welsh name Morgen, meaning ‘sea-born,’ and the Irish name Muirgen, which means ‘born of the sea.’ In the United States (U.S.), Morgan is now more popular for females than for males. However, the name Morgan is suitable for any gender.

History of National Morgan Day

Morgan is a Welsh and Breton surname. It was formerly a male-only name in Wales and Brittany, although it has recently been given to females. The spelling development produced a single form with many meanings. The masculine and feminine names did not come from the same place. The masculine name is a derivation of Old Welsh Morcant, which means ‘sea leader,’ ‘sea guardian,’ ‘sea defender,’ ‘sailor/captain,’ or ‘born of/on the sea.’

The female variant of the first name is most likely derived from Morrígan, which is taken from the Irish Mór Ríoghain, meaning ‘great queen.’ She was a goddess of battle and death in Irish mythology, and she often appeared as a crow. In Arthurian mythology, she is also the basis for the figure of the fairy Morgan Le Fay. During the Middle Ages, the surname Morgan expanded throughout the Celtic lands, particularly in Wales and Armorica. Several characters from medieval mythology bear this first name, attesting to its prominence in these areas, but it did not go beyond the borders of Brittany until the 1970s in France. It became popular in the 1990s and is still widely used today.

It is a popular name used for both girls and boys in the U.S. However, it has become more popular for girls in recent years. Other English-speaking nations, such as Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom (U.K.), and New Zealand, use the word for both genders.

National Morgan Day timeline

1877
Albert Award for Lifesaving

Mr. William Morgan, a Welsh coal miner working at the Tynewydd coal mine in Wales, is given the Albert Medal for lifesaving.

1992
Morgan Wins in the Summer Olympics

Helen Jane Morgan, from Wales, wins a bronze medal in field hockey at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

1997
International Rugby Hall of Fame

Clifford Isaac Morgan, a Welsh rugby union player for Cardiff R.F.C., is an International Rugby Hall of Fame inductee.

2013
Morgan as a Welsh Author

Elaine Morgan, O.B.E., is a Welsh television writer and novelist who dies at the age of 92.

National Morgan Day FAQs

Is Morgan a biblical name?

Morgan is a unisex name, suitable for both girls and boys, and mostly used in the Christian religion with a Welsh origin.

What's a nickname for Morgan?

There are many nicknames for Morgan, but some of them are Momo, Mora, Mogs, or Gogo. There is no exact nickname for Morgan, like Rob for Robert, as you can call them by any nickname that resembles Morgan as creatively as you like.

What color is the name Morgan?

The colors of Morgan are light brown and light green. Both of them are Morgan’s lucky colors.

National Morgan Day Activities

  1. Organize a pool party

    If you're a summer baby or live somewhere warm all year, throw a pool party. Take advantage of the pool float trend for maximum coolness.

  2. Have your own television marathon

    It's all about watching anything you want, guilt-free. Make it extra special by providing popcorn, sweets, and ice cream.

  3. Enjoy a piece of cake

    Whether you buy it from your favorite bakery or make it yourself, this is a must-have for your special day. Oh, and remember to make a wish.

5 Fun Facts About The Name Morgan

  1. Morgan is often a girl

    Approximately 2,000 girls were given the name Morgan in one recent year, while there were only 362 boys, despite being one of the most conventional unisex options.

  2. Morgan’s first appearance

    For girls’ names, Morgan initially appeared in the female popularity rankings in the U.S. in 1976.

  3. Morgan has another name

    Some etymological sources identify Morgan with Morrígan, the Irish goddess of war, fate, and death.

  4. Morgan is well-known in the U.S.

    Morgan is the 57th most common surname in the U.S., with an estimated 293,466 individuals bearing that name.

  5. Morgan migrated to the U.S.

    It was when many Welsh people joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors to come to North America for shelter during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Why We Love National Morgan Day

  1. Morgan tends to be adventurous

    One of the reasons the name is unique is that Morgan loves the excitement of life and can readily adjust to any scenario. These personalities, as natural adventurers, thrive on novel and unexpected things and want to be in continual motion.

  2. Outgoing personality

    People with the surname Morgan are highly gregarious and easily make friends. People enjoy being around the fun-loving, energetic Morgan.

  3. Adaptable to new environments

    People with the name Morgan are naturally rebellious. They have no fear and never fight change. Travel and fresh experiences nourish their souls.

National Morgan Day dates

YearDateDay
2022November 19Saturday
2023November 19Sunday
2024November 19Tuesday
2025November 19Wednesday
2026November 19Thursday

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