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Magan is a popular baby name with several different origins. Magan is a baby girl’s name of Welsh origin that means “pearl” and a baby boy’s name of Somali origin that means “protection, refuge”. Magan is a diminutive for the traditional girl’s name Margaret.

Meaning of the name Magan:

Welsh: pearl
Somali: protection, refuge

Origin of the name Magan:

Magan is a girl’s baby name of Welsh origin that means “pearl”. Magan is a variant of Megan and a diminutive of Margaret. Magan is also a baby boy’s name of Somali origin that means “protection, refuge”.

Symbolism of the name Magan:

Pearls are symbols of perfection and incorruptibility. The pearl is a symbol of long life, fertility, and femininity.

Style of the name Magan:


Gender of the name Magan:

Magan is a unisex baby name given to both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Magan:


Number of syllables in the name Magan:


Emotion evoked from the name Magan:

Magan evokes feelings of honor and success.

Alternative spellings for the name Magan:

Megan, Maygan, Meygan, Meghan

Nicknames for the name Magan:

Popularity of the name Magan:

According to the Social Security Administration, Magan is a popular baby name. Magan was in the top 1000 names list for girls between 1985 and 1989. It peaked at #927 in 1985. Magan has never appeared in the top 1000 baby boy’s names.

Related names for the name Magan:

Great middle names for the name Magan and their meanings:


  • Kai (sea)
  • Orion (Greek mythology hunter)
  • Knox (round hill)
  • Cash (hollow)
  • Ryder (cavalryman, messenger)
  • Colt (young horse)
  • Jace (the Lord is salvation)
  • Arlo (between two hills)


  • Tillie (battle mighty)
  • Hollis (dweller at the holly trees)
  • Adair (shallow place in a river near oaks)
  • Rain (rain)
  • Stella (star)
  • Aria (air, melody, lion)
  • Belle (beautiful)
  • Elsa (pledged to God)

Famous people with the name Magan:

  • Magan Singh Rajvi (Indian football player)
  • Hirsi Magan Isse (Somali scholar and revolutionary)
  • Kaya Magan Cissé (Soninke king of Wagadou)
  • Magan (Latino DJ)
  • Magan (American musician)

Magan in popular culture:

  • Magan (television, “Taarak Mehta”)
  • Yuugen Magan (comics, “Touhou”)
  • Magan (comics, “Magan he Danai”)
  • Magan (video games, “Tokyo Afterschool Summoners”)
  • Bart Magan (comics, “Batman” franchise”)
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