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What does Noreen mean?

Noreen Pronunciation of Noreen [noreen] as a girls' name is pronounced nor-EEN. It is of Irish origin. Variant of Nora that originated in Ireland.

Associated with: irish.


Noreen has 4 variants: Noreena, Norene, Norine and Norinne.

5 more related forms via Nora: Nonie, Norah, Norella, Norelle and Norry.

Creative forms:
(female) Nareen, Nireen, ..

(male) Noleon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Noreen Emerald (N.E.), ..

How popular is Noreen?

Noreen is a very prominent first name for women (#785 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#27669 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Noreen entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #351 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Noreen name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Nora (#41 via latest list), Norah (#159), Norine, Norene and Nonie are the prominent variation forms of Noreen listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Norry, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Noreen is common today (average #1366), except for the form Noreen which has fallen out of fashion. Nora and Norah are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Noreen, Nonie, Nora, Norah, Norene, Norine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nora, Norah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Noreen is alike in pronunciation to Niran and Nureen. Other recommended names are Aireen, Breen, Careen, Coleen, Coree, Coreen, Coreene, Coren, Correen, Dareen, Doree, Doreen, Doreyn, Dorreen, Eireen, Ireen, Ivoreen, Joleen, Jorden, Kareen, Koree, Koreen, Koreena, Koren, Loree, Loreen, Loreene, Loren, Lorenn, Lorren, Mareen, Moreen, Morgen, Nadeen, Noeleen, Nolen, Nore, Norell, Norina, Norm, Norma, Normie, Norna, Norne, Nyree, Sareen, Treen, Zareen and Zoreen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Noreen.

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