Meaning and name origin
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).
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).
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.