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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 has 20 variant forms: Maura, Maurene, Mauresa, Maurianne, Maurie, Maurine, Maurisa, Maurise, Maurissa, Maurita, Maurizia, Mavra, Mo, Moira, Mora, Moreen, Morena, Morene, Moria and Morine.

Maureen is also pronounced similarly to Mareen, Maren and Marien. Other suggested similar baby names are Laureen and Mareena.


Maureen is a very popular first name for females (#226 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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