What does Monroe mean?
Monroe \m(o)-nroe, mon-roe\ as a boys' name is pronounced mun-ROH. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Monroe is "mouth of the river Rotha, in Ireland". Originated as a surname for those who lived near the river's mouth. The fifth American President, James Monroe (19th century), was known for his Monroe Doctrine, which by forbidding foreign interference in the Americas, helped define the new country's position in the world. Novelist H.H. Munro.
Monroe is a somewhat popular first name for men (#766 out of 1220, Top 63%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#523 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Monroe for boys. Monroe reached its highest position of #206 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)