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What does Moire mean?

Moire Pronunciation of Moire [moire] as a name for girls is a Latin name, and Moire means "star of the sea". Moire is a version of Mary (Latin). Moire is also a derivative of Moira (English, Irish, Gaelic, Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


Moire has 5 variants: Mair, Maire, Mare, Maure and Muire.

19 more related forms via Mary, Moira: Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maree, Maren, Marice, Marie, Marje, Maura, Mavra, Mayme, Mayra, Mimi, Moll, Mollie, Molly, Morag, Moya and Moyra.

Creative forms:
(female) Marre, Meirre, ..

(male) Moile, Moirei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Moire Izabella (M.I.), ..

How popular is Moire?

Moire is a rare given name for females. Moire is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Moire (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Mame, Mamie, Mara (#739 from recent data), Maree, Maren (#1113), Marie (#564), Mary (#124), Maura (#1490), Mayme, Mayra (#1275), Mimi, Moira (#1645), Mollie (#1001) and Molly (#144). These forms of Moire were popular in the 1890s (average #1118) and have become much less widespread since (#1292, 96% less usage), with forms like Marie becoming less fashionable. Mara is the most chic girl name here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maree, Maren in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marie, Mary, Maura, Mayme, Mayra in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mimi, Moira, Mollie, Molly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mary, Mollie, Molly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Choire, Dore, Eire, Kore, Loire, Maime, Maira, Mairi, Meira, Mike, Mira, Miri, Moia, Moina, Mone, Monike, Mora, Morine and Nore. These names tend to be more commonly used than Moire.

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