"The mountain was named in 1878 by the Wheeler Survey for one of its members, J. H. Morgan, of Alabama. (Gudde, Place Names, 211; SCB 4, no. 4, June 1903: 290; USGS Bulletin 310, 161.) The mountain and creek are named on the first Mt. Goddard 30' map, 1912. The other names first appear on the 15-minute quads."
- Peter Browning, Place Names of the Sierra Nevada