What does Maurene mean?
Maurene /mau-rene/ as a girls' name. Maurene's name origin is Latin, and Maurene means "star of the sea". Maurene is a version of Mary (Latin) with the prefix Mau-. Maurene is also a variant of Maureen (Irish, Gaelic).
How popular is Maurene?
Maurene is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Maurene is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Maurene and associated names. Prominent related forms of Maurene (outside Top 1000) are Maren, Marian, Mariann, Marianne, Marie (#579 from recent data), Marin, Marion, Mary (#120), Maryann, Maryanne, Maura, Maureen and Maurine. Adoption of these forms of Maurene was more pronounced during 1950-1959 (median #456) and is now much less (#899, down 82%), with forms like Marie, Maryanne, Maura, Maureen and Maurine becoming somewhat dated. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Maurene is alike in pronunciation to Mairin, Mareen, Mariane, Marien, Marine, Marinn, Marrin, Maryn and Myrene. Other suggested similar baby names are Aurene, Karene, Lauren▲, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Laurine, Marcene, Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Marina▼, Marlene▼, Marna, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Marni, Marnie▼, Matrena, Maxene, Maylene, Murna, Paulene and Sabrene. These names tend to be more frequently used than Maurene.