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Meaning and Name Origin

Muire \mu(i)-re\ as a name for girls has the meaning "star of the sea". Muire is a variant of Mary (Latin). A rare birth name for girls.


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

Muire has 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.


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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Muire and associated names. Mame, Mamie, Mara (#695 last year), Maren, Marie (#579), Mary (#120), Maura, Maurine, Mayme, Mayra, Mimi, Moira and Muriel are the popular varying forms of Muire (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1900-1909 and has become significantly lower since, with forms such as Marie, Maurine, Mayme, Mayra and Muriel falling out of fashion. Mara (#695) is the most trendy name for newborns here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mame, Mamie, Mara, Maren, Marie, Mary, Maura, Maurine, Mayme, Mayra in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mimi, Moira, Muriel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Maira, Mairi, Meira, Mira and Miri. These names tend to be more frequently used than Muire.