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What does Maureen mean?

Maureen Pronunciation of Maureen as a girls' name is pronounced maw-REEN. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Maureen is "star of the sea". English form of Mairin, a pet form of Maire the Irish Gaelic form of Mary. Maurissa and Maurisa may also be feminine forms of Maurice. See also Mara and Morisa. Actresses Maureen O' Sullivan, Maureen O'Hara.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, star, sea


VARIANTS Maura, Maurene, Mauresa, Maurianne, Maurie, Maurine, Maurisa, Maurise, Maurissa, Maurita, Maurizia, Mavra, Mo, Moira, Mora, Moreen, Morena, Morene, Moria, Morine

OTHER FORMS VIA MAIRE, MAIRIN, MARA, MARY, MORISA Maire, Mare, Maree, Maren, Marian, Marie, Mariel, Marin, Marion, Marjan, Marje, Maure, Muriel



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How popular is Maureen?

Maureen is a very popular first name for females (#226 out of 4276, Top 5%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Maureen was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top position of #101 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Maureen rated in the Top 2000 are Mary (#126 A YEAR AGO), Marie (#576), Maren (#607), Mara (#681), Marian (#1210), Marin (#1382), Maura (#1576), Marion (#1605), Moira (#1606), Maree, Mariel, Maurice, Maurine, Mora and Muriel. These forms of Maureen reached the height of their popularity a century ago (MEDIAN #1135) and have become much less widespread since (#1460, 97% LESS USAGE), with forms like Maureen falling out of fashion. Maren and Mara are two of the more chic birth names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maureen, Mara, Maree, Maren, Marian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marie, Mariel, Marin, Marion, Mary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maura, Maurice, Maurine, Moira, Mora, Muriel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Maureen is pronounced similarly to Mareen, Marien, Marinn, Marrin, Maryan, Maryn and Maryon. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Careen, Carreen, Catreen, Dareen, Kareen, Laureen, Lauren, Marceen, Mareena, Mareina, Marena, Margeen, Marleen, Marlen, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Marrlen, Maxeen, Mayleen, Nureen, Pauleen, Sabreen, Sareen and Zareen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maureen.

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