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What does Mairin mean?

Mairin Pronunciation of Mairin [mairin] as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Mairin is "star of the sea". Máirín is a pet form of Maire the Irish Gaelic form of Mary.

Associated with: irish, star, sea.


Mairin has 2 variants: Mairim and Marin.

Related girl name: Maureen.

45 more alternative forms via Maire, Mary: Mair, Maire, Malia, Mallie, Mamie, Manon, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Marilin, Marilyn, Marion, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Marylin, Maura, Maure, Maureen, Maurene, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mavra, Maymie, Mayra, Mayria, Mimi, Miriam, Moira, Moire and Muire.

Creative forms:
(female) Mairne, Myrin, ..

(male) Mairmi, Mairni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mairin Temperance (M.T.), ..

How popular is Mairin?

Mairin is an unusual given name for females. Mairin is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Malia (#313 from current records), Mallie, Mamie, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Marilyn (#426), Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Marylin, Maura (#1490), Maureen, Maurine, Maymie, Mayra (#1275), Mimi, Miriam (#294) and Moira (#1645) are the prominent varying forms of Mairin (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Mavra, are seldom used. These relations of Mairin were at the top of their popularity during 1890-1899 (average #1356) and have become much less widespread since (#1341, 93%), with forms like Marla becoming less trendy. Mara and Mariam are two of the more fashionable names for newborns here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mallie, Mamie, Mara, Maree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariann, Marie, Mariel, Marilyn, Marin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marion, Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marylin, Maura, Maureen, Maurine, Maymie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mayra, Mimi, Miriam, Moira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mairin is alike in pronunciation to Mareen, Mariane, Marien, Marine, Marinn, Marrin, Maryan, Maryn, Maryon, Merryn, Miran, Mirian and Morine. Other recommended names are Airin, Baibin, Cailin, Caitrin, Camrin, Carin, Carrin, Catrin, Eirin, Farin, Farrin, Kailin, Kaitrin, Kamrin, Karin, Karrin, Katrin, Laurin, Madlin, Maidie, Maira, Mairi, Maisie, Maison, Maizie, Mareina, Marena, Mari, Marina, Marinna, Maris, Marit, Marlin, Marna, Marne, Marni, Marnia, Marnie, Marris, Marrlin, Matrina, Maurie, Meiriona, Meirna, Mirana, Miri, Miriana, Mirna, Muirna and Tarin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mairin.

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