National Megan Day is celebrated on July 20 each year. Megan is a Welsh name, initially the diminutive form of Margaret, a given name for girls. It’s a popular choice in Wales, England, Ireland, and the U.S., peaking between 1990 and 1999. Common variants of the name include Meagan, Megyn, and Meghan, with the extra letters influenced by old Gaelic pronunciations. Notable people include Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, actress Megan Fox, rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and pop singer Meghan Trainor. Over 170,000 Americans share this name.
History of National Megan Day
Meghan Markle is perhaps the most famous bearer of the name today. Before becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Markle was best known for portraying paralegal Rachel Zane on the U.S. Network series “Suits.” Born in Los Angeles, California, on August 4, 1981, her father, Thomas Markle, was an Emmy-award-winning lighting and photography director. As a child, Markle often accompanied him to film sets, where she nursed her passion for acting. After getting engaged to Prince Harry of England, she retired from acting and recently stepped back from her role as a senior member of the British royal family.
Actress and model Megan Denise Fox starred in several Hollywood films like the “Transformers” franchise, “Jennifer’s Body” (2009), and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014). Born on May 16, 1986, Fox was raised in a strict Catholic household, attending dance classes and modeling conventions in her early teens. She got into acting in 2001, making her debut in the teen movie “Holiday in the Sun” (2001), starring alongside the Olsen twins. In the science fiction film “Transformers” (2007), Fox came into her stride as an actress, winning several Teens Choice awards and getting nominated for dozens more.
Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, better known by her stage name Megan Thee Stallion, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. She began writing raps at 14, inspired by recording sessions with her mother during infancy. Megan Thee Stallion started uploading videos of herself freestyling on Instagram. When one of her clips went viral, she amassed a considerable following on social media, eventually using her online notoriety to land a record deal with 1501 Certified Entertainment in 2018 and later with 300 Entertainment. In 2021, she bagged the Grammys for ‘Best Rap Performance,’ ‘Best Rap Song,’ and ‘Best New Artist.’
National Megan Day timeline
Megan Fox lands her most prominent role alongside Shia Labeouf in “Transformers.”
Megan Boone lands her lead role on the N.B.C. series “The Blacklist.”
Meghan Trainor wins the Grammy for ‘Best New Artist.’
Megan Rapinoe receives the ‘Best FIFA Women’s Player’ award.
National Megan Day FAQs
What does ‘Megan’ mean?
‘Megan’ is an Anglo-Saxon name meaning “strong and capable.”
Is Megan a nice baby name?
Megan or Meghan is a Welsh girl’s name that means ‘pearl.’ Since pearls are both rare and precious, this is a particularly flattering name for a baby.
What is the personality of someone named Megan?
When people hear the name Megan, they perceive you as someone mysterious, independent, and respectable. Others see you as an intellectual and an aristocrat. Being well-dressed increases your confidence and dignity. People see you as being analytical with keen observation.
National Megan Day Activities
Watch Megan Fox’s movies
Throw a small viewing party for all the great Fox movies. You can work your way through her early films like “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” (2004) and “Crimes of Fashion” (2004), all the way to her latest work, “Big Gold Brick” (2022).
Megan music day
Listen to all the great Megans that ever made music. It doesn’t have to be Megan Thee Stallion. You can also listen to Megan Miller’s soprano or Trainor’s pop tunes.
Get a name bracelet
Order a customized name bracelet. It’s a subtle reminder of how awesome your name is.
5 Interesting Facts About Famous Megans
Beauty and the brains
Megan Thee Stallion graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in health administration.
A modest upbringing
It may not seem like it, but actress and model, Megan Fox grew up in rural Tennessee in a mountain town.
An environmentalist activist
Megan Boone plays special agent Elizabeth Keen on “The Blacklist” and is an avid environmental activist.
Third time’s the charm
One A.C.L. tear can ruin an athlete’s career, but Megan Rapinoe has torn her A.C.L. three times and still represents the U.S. women’s soccer team on the world stage.
Art imitates life
Meghan Markle, who played Rachel Zane in “Suits,” has Rachel as her first name in real life.
Why We Love National Megan Day
It’s always trendy
Megan is one of those names that never seems out of style. It’ll always be a popular choice for girls.
It’s a beautiful name
Megan is a pretty name. You can shorten it to Meg or Meggy for a cute nickname.
It’s an expressive choice
Megan seems to be associated with creativity and intense expression. People with this name are blessed with charm, wit, and fascinating personalities.
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