Meaning and Name Origin
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Maureen.
Maura▼ has 43 more different forms via Mary: Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia▲, Mame, Mamie▼, Manon, Manya, Mara▲, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Marie▼, Marin, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla▼, Marlo▼, Marya, Marysa, Masha, Maure, Maureen▼, Maurene, Maurine▼, Maurise, Maurita, Maurizia, Mavra, May▼, Mayme▼, Mayra▼, Mayria, Moire, Morag, Moya, Muire and Murial.
Maura is a very prominent first name for females (#924 out of 4276, Top 22%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#81401 out of 88799, Top 92%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Maura for girls. Maura was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #505 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Maura and related names. Popular variation forms of Maura are Malia (#345 in 2014), Mame, Mamie, Mara (#695), Maren, Maria (#115), Mariam (#568), Marian, Marie (#579), Marin, Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#120), Maureen, Maurine, May, Mayme, Mayra and Moira. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and have become much less popular since, with versions such as Marie, Maurine, May, Mayme and Mayra falling out of fashion. Malia (#345), Mara (#695) and Mariam (#568) are three of the more chic names for newborns here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Maura▼ is alike in pronunciation to Maery, Mahra, Maira▼, Mairi, Marah, Mari▼, Marra, Maurie, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Mira▲, Mirra, Moyra and Myra▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Laura▼, Madra and Taura. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maura.