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Meaning and name origin

Monroe \m(o)-nroe, mon-roe\ as a boy's 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 has 3 variant forms: Monro, Munro and Munroe.


Monroe is a somewhat popular first name for males (#766 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#523 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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