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Meaning and Name Origin

Maura \ma(u)-ra\ as a girls' name is of Irish origin. Variant of Mary (Latin) "star of the sea".


Variations

Maura has 3 variants: Moira, Mora and Morah.

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.


Popularity

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)

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 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maren, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marita, Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maura, Maureen, Maurine, May, Mayme, Mayra in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Moira in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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.

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