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What does Muire mean?

Muire Pronunciation of Muire [muire] as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Muire is "star of the sea". Muire is a variant form of Mary (Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


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

18 more alternative forms via Mary: Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maree, Maren, Marice, Marie, Marje, Maura, Maurine, Maurise, Mavra, Mayme, Mayra, Mimi, Moira, Murial and Muriel.

Creative forms:
(female) Meere, Muiri, ..

(male) Muior, Muirei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Muire Eliana (M.E.), ..

How popular is Muire?

Muire is a rare given name for women. Muire is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Mame, Mamie, Mara (#739 last year), Maree, Maren (#1113), Marie (#564), Mary (#124), Maura (#1490), Maurine, Mayme, Mayra (#1275), Mimi, Moira (#1645) and Muriel are the popular varying forms of Muire (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Maire, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Muire reached its peak a century ago (average #1148) and has become significantly reduced since (#1496, 97.4%), with forms such as Maurine becoming less fashionable. Mary has been the most prominent, although Mara appears to be becoming a favorite too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mayra, Mimi, Moira, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aubre, Aure, Eire, Loire, Maime, Maira, Mairi, Meira, Mike, Mira, Miri, Muirna, Munira and Murle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Muire.

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