Maura Name Meaning & Origin
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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Maura is my name! I've met a few others in my life that share the same name.
My middle name is Alexa.
My Mother's name is Mary and my Fathers middle name is Alexander, which is also his Mothers maiden name.
I've heard that my name can mean 'bitter'-- with it's alternate spelling Mara.
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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.
My grandmother is called Maura which is the irish for Mary when my cousins and I were younger we called her mausie pronounce maw zee
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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
Maura West, daytime actress (As The World Turns, General Hospital)
Maura Sullivan, former model, dancer, friend or ex of Nick Carter
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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
Maura-- Star Trek: TNG - Maura was the pet dog of Lieutenant junior grade Aquiel Uhnari. Maura was named after a character from the book Cold Moon Over Blackwater. She was killed in 2369 when her body was absorbed by an unusually large coalescent organism