Maura: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maura
Origin of the name Maura:
Of Celtic origin perhaps derived from mohr (great). Alternatively, Maura is a feminine form of the Latin Maurus (dark-skinned), which is from the Greek mauritius (of Moorish lineage, dark-skinned).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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We named our daughter Maura as a tribute to my mother whose name is Maureen.
This my absolute favorite name! I think it's cute, sophisticated, and different, but not crazy. Coming from a Catholic family, it's also a saint name. Also, I've only met one Maura ever.
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In my baby name book it says it's and English nickname for Mary.
It is Italian for dark skin.
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Maura Tierney, Actress (ER)
Maura O'Connell, Irish-American singer
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There is a character in the comic strip, Pearls Before Swine, named Maura.
Maura Isles- M.E. in US television show Rizzoli & Isles
Maura Bennett - Dexter's mother-in-law on Dexter
Maura - one of George's girlfriends on Seinfeld (Season 9)
Maura - Friday Night Lights (2010-2011)
Maura Rayner - Green Lantern's (Kyle Rayner's) mother
"Song for Maura" jazz composition by Paquito D'Rivera