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pinWhat 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.


Maura has 3 variants: Moira, Mora and Morah.

Affiliated girl name: Maureen.

Maura has 16 more different forms via Mary: Mair, Maire, Malia, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maria, Marja, Marla, Marya, Masha, Maure, Maurita, Mavra, Mayra and Mayria.

Kreatif forms: Maera, Mauja, Mauma. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maura name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maura outside U.S.

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), Mara (#695), Maria (#115), Marla, Mary (#120), Maureen, Mayra and Moira. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5406%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.3028%, down 44%), with the versions Marla, Maura, Maureen and Mayra becoming less fashionable. Malia (#345) and Mara (#695) are two of the more chic names for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maura, Malia, Mara, Maria, Marla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mary, Maureen, Mayra, Moira in U.S.

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

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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.