Maureen name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Hebrew, Latin, Irish and Celtic
Usage: English, Irish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: ma(u)-reen
Meaning: Dark Skinned, Great, Sea of Bitterness, Star of the Sea and Moorish
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What does Maureen mean?

Used specifically in Danish, Irish, Norwegian, English, Swedish and Finnish persistent and widespread, Maureen is used as a gender insensitive name, Maureen means "Dark Skinned, Great, Sea of Bitterness, Star of the Sea or Moorish" is rooted from Latin, Celtic, Hebrew and Irish.

Maureen is variant form of biblical and long standing Mary. Mary is English cognate of Maria. Also Mary is English cognate of Maria. Originated from Egyptian and Hebrew, Prevalent and All time favorite Mary, Mary means "Lady, Bitter and Sea of Bitterness".

Maureen is short of Maria. Maria is resultant of Mary. Maria is form of Mirjam in Greek and Latin languages. Also Maria is Latin and Greek equivalent of Mirjam. Commonly Accepted and Enduring Maria has its origin in Hebrew, Maria means "Star and Beautiful".

Maureen is English equivalent of Máirín. It is celebrated on September 21st.

How do I pronounce Maureen?

The most common way to pronounce two syllabled Maureen is ma(u)-reen.

Variants of Maureen

Maria, Mariam, Mariamne, Mirjam, Mairin, Mary, Maira, Maaria, Marielle, Mai, Mara, Marea, Adamary, Marigrace, Moira, Morena, Maura, Máirín, Máire

Names that rhyme with Maureen

How popular is the name Maureen?

Maureen was among the popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1896 around 144364 babies have been given the given name. When at the peak of its usage in 1948, 4604 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 88th position.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 162 years. Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 100 baby names 10 times Also, Maureen was a popular name in France.

Over 7991 babies have been given the given name in 69 years. When at its peak in 1997, the moniker grabbed the 118th spot and 607 baby girls were given the name.

However after 69 years, the name is on free fall on the charts. In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 500 baby names 28 times

Maureen used to be a common name in New South Wales, first appeared in 1952 and over 1721 babies have been given the name in 10 years.

At its zenith in 1952,. After 10 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Also, In Western Australia, Maureen was once a common name since emerging in 1936 it has been given to over 729 babies.

When at the peak of its usage in 1939,. After 8 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 5 baby names 3 times

Maureen is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 100 names.

In 1964, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 91 on girl names chart when 68 babies were given the name Maureen. There are over 1299 babies that have been given the name Maureen in Ireland.

Also, in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 118 on girl names chart when 97 babies were given the name Maureen.

Over 928 people have been named Maureen in Belgium.

Maureen is a unique baby name in Queensland during its short run, it been to the top 100 names. In 1963, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 93 on girl names chart when 41 babies were named Maureen.

The name is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, in use since 1996, peaked in 1999 when it ranked 1805th. Over 109 babies in England and Wales have been named Maureen.

The name is a rare baby name in Queensland, chances of it being still in use are very slim. However things change on global perspective, Maureen is extremely popular in England where every 1 in 400 have the name.

Also the baby name is popular in Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa, Canada, Malawi, Philippines, Scotland, Australia, Uganda, Rwanda, Wales, Ghana, Sudan, Northern Ireland, Costa Rica and New Zealand. According to our research, at least 910000 people have been bestowed Maureen around the globe.

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Maureen in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Maureen

You prefer originality and hard work instead of taking the easier road to success. The number 9 as your personality no reveals that you are charming, positive, very idealistic and well-versed in different subjects. You test your limits not to amaze others and prove you are courageous but to satisfy the adrenaline hunger inside your heart. You believe life's to have fun. There's nothing that you cannot achieve if you focus on it.

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  •  Erouan - Meaning of Erouan is Yew or Shrub is originated from Celtic
  •  Mavis means Songbird, Joy or Who Deserves to Be Loved is used mainly in English and English has its origin in Latin and Celtic is a gender insensitive name
  •  Alain - Meaning of Alain is Rock or Tribe near the Black Sea is used as a gender-neutral name which is especially used in Finnish, Norwegian and Danish is rooted from Celtic and Latin
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Middle names for Maureen

Possible options for a child named Maureen include these attractive and familiar middle names:

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Famous people named Maureen

  • Maureen Hunter, Canadian playwright who lives in Winnipeg
  • Maureen Caird, Australian former track athlete
  • Maureen Hemphill, Manitoba politician
  • Maureen Orcutt, American amateur golfer and reporter for the 'New York Times'
  • Maureen Taylor, Canadian television and radio personality
  • Maureen Boyle, award-winning Northern Irish poet
  • Maureen Bunyan, Aruban-American Washington
  • Maureen McKay, Canadian television former actress
  • Maureen Freely, American journalist, novelist, professor
  • Maureen Dunbar, only daughter of Courtenay Edward Moore and Janie King Askins Moore
  • Maureen Paley, American owner of a contemporary art gallery
  • Maureen Judge, Canadian filmmaker and television producer
  • Maureen Brennan, English educator
  • Maureen Perrie, British historian
  • Maureen Lally-Green, American lawyer in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Maureen Johnson, fictional character
  • Maureen O'Hara, American financial economist
  • Maureen Lipman, English film, theatre and television actress
  • Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish-American actress best known for playing Jane
  • Maureen O'Hara, Irish-American actress and singer
  • Maureen Connolly, American tennis player
  • Maureen Dowd, American columnist for 'The New York Times'
  • Maureen McTeer, Canadian author and lawyer, married to Joe Clark
  • Maureen Potter, Irish singer, actor, comedian and performer
  • Maureen Reagan, first child of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his first wife
  • Maureen Teefy, American actress
  • Maureen O'Connor, American jurist and the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
  • Maureen Stapleton, American actress in film, theater and television
  • Maureen F. McHugh, science fiction and fantasy writer
  • Maureen McGovern, American singer and Broadway actress, well
  • Maureen Forrester, Canadian operatic contralto
  • Maureen Garrett, American actress
  • Maureen O'Brien, English actress and author best
  • Maureen Haughey, wife of Charles Haughey
  • Maureen Kempston Darkes, Canadian lawyer and automotive executive
  • Maureen Starkey Tigrett, hairdresser
  • Maureen Flannigan, American actress
  • Maureen Orth, American journalist, author
  • Maureen Mahoney, former deputy solicitor general and an appellate lawyer at the law firm of Latham & Watkins
  • Maureen Duffy, British poet, playwright
  • Maureen O'Connor, American Democratic politician from California
  • Maureen Holloway, Canadian radio personality
  • Maureen George, member of the national team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Maureen O'Toole, accomplished American water polo player and coach
  • Maureen McCormick, American actress, singer and author
  • Maureen Herman, American writer and a musician known as the bassist for the Minneapolis-based band Babes
  • Maureen Arthur, American film, television, and stage actress
  • Maureen Macmillan, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Highlands and Islands region
  • Maureen Murphy, politician in Illinois
  • Maureen Gardner, British athlete
  • Maureen Edwards, New Zealand-born actress


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  6. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  7. Department of Jutsice, Government of Western Australia,
  8. Queensland Government - Open Data Portal,
  9. NSW Government,
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