Maura: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maura

Maura

Pronunciation: MOHR-ə, MOW-rə, MAW-rə (key)

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).

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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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Mo, Maur

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In my baby name book it says it's and English nickname for Mary.
It is Italian for dark skin.

Famous real-life people named Maura: | Edit

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

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