What does Noreen mean?
Noreen /no-reen/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced nor-EEN. It is of Irish origin. Variant of Nora that originated in Ireland.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Noreen for girls. Noreen entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #369 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Noreen and related names. Nora (#49 a year ago), Norah (#163), Norine, Norene and Nonie are the prominent variation forms of Noreen listed in the Top 1000. Variants like Norella are seldom used. Usage of these girl names is at its apex today (usage of 0.298%), except for the forms Nonie, Noreen, Norene and Norine which have become less fashionable. Norah (#163) and Nora (#49) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list, and there is a rebound in birth name usage for Nora and Norah. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Noreen▼ is alike in pronunciation to Nureen. Other recommended similar baby names are Coreen, Doreen▼, Koreen, Loreen, Moreen, Norne and Zoreen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Noreen.