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Mo (girl)

What does Mo mean?

Mo Pronunciation of Mo [mo] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Mo). The name Mo means "star of the sea". Mo is a variant form of Maureen (Irish, Gaelic): English version of Mairin.

Associated with: star, sea.


3 relations via Maureen: Moira, Mora and Moria.

Creative forms:
(female) Ino, Mla, ..

(male) Me, Mod, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mo Sabrina (M.S.), ..

How popular is Mo?

Mo is a rare given name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#12112 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Mo (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Moira (#1645 in recent rankings), Mora and Maureen. Adoption of these relations of Mo was at its apex during the years 1950-1959 (average #1061) and has become significantly lower since (#1881, down 97.1%), with the form Maureen going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maureen, Moira, Mora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mo and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mo is alike in pronunciation to Mae, Mai, Maia, May, Maya, Maye, Mea, Mei, Meya, Mia, Miah, Miya, Moia, Moya and Mya. Other recommended names are Bo, Io, Jo and To. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mo.

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