What does Morgan mean?

Definitions for Morgan
ˈmɔr gənmor·gan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Morgan, Lewis Henry Morgannoun

    United States anthropologist who studied the Seneca (1818-1881)

  2. Morgan, Thomas Hunt Morgannoun

    United States biologist who formulated the chromosome theory of heredity (1866-1945)

  3. Morgan, Henry Morgan, Sir Henry Morgannoun

    a Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688)

  4. Morgan, Daniel Morgannoun

    soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina (1736-1802)

  5. Morgan, J. P. Morgan, John Pierpont Morgannoun

    United States financier and philanthropist (1837-1913)

  6. Morgannoun

    an American breed of small compact saddle horses


  1. morgannoun

    A unit for expressing the relative distance between genes on a chromosome.

  2. Morgannoun

    A breed of horse originating in Vermont.

  3. Morgannoun

    Any of many place names.

  4. Etymology: Named for Thomas Hunt Morgan


  1. morgan

    Morgan can have several meanings in different contexts, such as: 1. Morgan in Names: It is commonly used as both first and last name. Originated from a Welsh surname which means "sea-born" or "sea-circle". 2. Morgan in Cars: Refers to the Morgan Motor Company, a British car manufacturer that specializes in hand-assembled and customizable sports cars. 3. Morgan in Horse Breeds: The Morgan is a breed of horse originated in the United States that is compact, muscular and known for its versatility. 4. Morgan in Banking: J.P. Morgan, leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States. 5. Morgan in Measurement: In genetics, the centimorgan is a unit named after Thomas Hunt Morgan, used to measure genetic distance. 6. Morgan in Literature: A character from Arthurian legend, Morgan le Fay, often portrayed as a powerful sorceress and antagonist to King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. 7. Morgan in TV and Cinema: Various characters and actors carry the name Morgan across films, televisions series, and video games. The definition largely depends on the context in which it is used.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Morgan is ranked #69 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Morgan surname appeared 286,280 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 97 would have the surname Morgan.

    76% or 217,773 total occurrences were White.
    17.2% or 49,441 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 7,959 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 6,012 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 3,550 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,546 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Morgan' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4759

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Morgan in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Morgan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Morgan in a Sentence

  1. Tarana Burke:

    This is not a moment to revel in how the mighty have fallen but instead in how the silenced have spoken up, stood together and survived, weinstein's arrest, for the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein and others like them around the world, I'm sure feels like a moment of catharsis and it should serve as a cautionary tale for others like [ Morgan ] Freeman and every day people who toe the line between unacceptable and criminal behavior.

  2. Kay Ivey:

    I'm sure it could be worse. But what I've seen this morning in the flyover, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, it's really, really bad.

  3. Kate McKinnon:

    All we have to do is convince J.P. Morgan to operate like a non-profit.

  4. Chloe Melas:

    But there was one time that she felt truly crossed a line, that was when Morgan Freeman asked her not to pull down her skirt as she stood up to leave the interview.

  5. Brian Kleinhanzl:

    As market activity improves, some of the cost-cutting questions at Morgan will probably go away, but as of now, it's the only lever that banks can really pull in this type of environment.

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