What does Maire mean?
Maire [maire] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Maire is "star of the sea". Maire is an alternate form of Mare (Irish, Latin): variation of Mary. Maire is also a derivative of Mayra (Irish, Latin). See also Mairin, Maureen and Moira.
43 more related forms via Mare, Mary, Mayra: Maira, Mairi, Mal, Malia, Mallie▼, Mame▼, Mamie▼, Manon, Manya, Mara▲, Maree, Maren, Maria▼, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Marice, Maridel, Marie▼, Mariel, Marilee, Marin, Marion▼, Marita, Marja, Marje, Marla▼, Marlo▼, Marya, Maryse, Masha, Maura, Maureen▼, Maurene, Maurine▼, Maurise, Mavra, May▼, Mayme▼, Maymie, Mayria, Mimi, Moira and Myra▼.Creative forms:
(female) Mere, Mire, ..
(male) Maice, Mairow, .. Middle name pairings:
Maire Lilah (M.L.), ..
How popular is Maire?
Maire is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3308 out of 4276, Top 77%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#36129 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Maira, Malia (#313 in recent rankings), Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Marilee, Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Maura (#1490), Maureen, Maurine, May (#1658), Mayme, Maymie, Mayra (#1275), Mimi, Moira (#1645) and Myra (#597) are the prominent alternative forms of Maire (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Mavra, are seldom used. These forms of Maire were favored 125 years ago (adoption of 10%) and are now significantly less common (adoption 0.6%, ▼94.3%). Mary has been the most prevalent, though Maria is now the preferred form, while forms like Mayra are now less popular. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Adaire, Blaire, Claire▲, Eire, Klaire, Laure, Loire, Mable▼, Macee, Macie▲, Madge▼, Madira, Madra, Mae▼, Maery, Maeve▲, Mahra, Mai, Maia▲, Maiah, Maible, Maicey, Maicy, Maida, Maidel, Maidie, Maiga, Maime, Mairead, Mairim, Maisa, Maisee, Maisey, Maisie▲, Maisy, Maiya, Maizie, Malke, Marg, Marge, Mari▼, Marike, Marine, Marise, Marne, Marra, Mart, Marte, Marve, Maude▼, Maurie, Mauve, Mave, Maxie, Maxime, Maxine▼, Mayde, Maye▼, Mazie▼, Mazine, Meira, Mike, Mira▲ and Miri. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maire.See names in meaning and etymology.