What does Maura mean?
Maura /mau-ra/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Irish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Maura is "star of the sea". Variant of Mary.
Affiliated girl name: Maureen.
Maura▼ has 43 more different relations 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.Kreatif forms: Maera, Mauja, Mauma. [more]
How popular is Maura?
Maura is a very prominent first name for females (#924 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#40083 out of 150436, Top 27%). (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. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Maura and related names. Popular variation forms of Maura ranked in the Top 1000 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 1910-1919 (usage of 0.3355%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1704%, down 49.2%), 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.