Meaning and name origin
Maureen \ma(u)-reen\ as a girl's name is pronounced maw-REEN. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Maureen is "star of the sea". English form of Mairin, a pet form of Maire the Irish Gaelic form of Mary. Maurissa and Maurisa may also be feminine forms of Maurice. See also Mara and Morisa. Actresses Maureen O' Sullivan, Maureen O'Hara.
Maureen is a very popular first name for females (#226 out of 4276, Top 5%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Maureen for girls. Maureen reached its highest rank of #101 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Maureen and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Mara (#695), Moira, Maurine, Maura and Maureen. (2014 statistics).