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What does Moore mean?

Moore Pronunciation of Moore as a boys' name is of Old French, Middle English, Gaelic and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Moore is "swarthy, dark-skinned; bog; noble, great". A place name for families who lived close to a bog or moor. Clement Clarke Moore was the author of the much-loved poem "'Twas the night before Christmas".

ASSOCIATED WITH Mo-, gaelic, noble, great, moor (meadow)



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How popular is Moore?

Moore is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#16 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Moore has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Moore is pronounced similarly to Mar, Mar-, Marr, Mayor, Meir, Muir and Myer. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Dore, Gore, Honore, Modred, Moe, Moise, Monro, Monroe, Monte, Moorley, Moorly, Morey, Mori, Morrel, Morrey, Morrie, Morry, Morse, Mort, Mose, Moshe, Mosie, Tore and Torre. These names tend to be more commonly used than Moore.

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