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Maura meaning and name origin
Maura \ma(u)-ra\ as a girl's name is of Irish origin. Variant of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea".Maura has 3 variant forms: Moira, Mora and Morah.
For more information, see also the related name Maureen. Baby names that sound like Maura are Marra, Mara, Maira, Mahra, Mayra and Maure.
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Popularity of Maura
Maura is a very popular first name for women (#924 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#81401 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Maura compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Maura only.