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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 girl name Maureen.


Maura is a very popular first name for females (#924 out of 4276, Top 22%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#81401 out of 88799, Top 92%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maura for girls. Maura reached its highest rank of #505 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maura and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Moira, Maura and Maureen. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Maura is also pronounced similarly to Maery, Mahra, Maira, Mairi, Mara, Marah, Mari, Maria, Marra, Marya, Maurie, Mayra, Mayria, Meara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Mira, Mirra, Moyra and Myra. Other suggested similar baby names are Laura, Madra, Mair, Maire, Mare, Maure, Mavra and Taura. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maura.