Maureen: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maureen

Maureen

Pronunciation: moh-REEN (key)

Origin of the name Maureen:

Anglicized form of Máirín, a pet form of Máire, which is the Irish cognate of Mary.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Maurine, Mo, Reenie

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My sister, born in 1987 was named Maureen. She has always been the only one! I have realized that it is incredibly unique and sophisticated, as is my sister :) We have never called her Mo or Reenie, and many people mispronounce it and say "Marine" instead of the correct pronunciation of "Mor-reen" With all of the "Chloe's" and "Madison's" of today, this name is refreshingly old fashioned and yet contemporary.

Personal experiences with the name Maureen: | Edit

Person #1 said, "I am one."
ZooMommy has a daughter whose middle named Maureen.

Freestyle said: As a Maureen, I know I often have difficulty with people not hearing it right if I don't pronounce it very clearly. I often get 'Marie', which is funny, since I do pronounce it the proper way of "Mor-reen" instead of "Marine". I usually just go by Moe these days.

I learned the name Maureen as a feminine form of Maurice (morris.)

Nicknames for Maureen: | Edit

Mo, Reenie, Maui , Molly

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Famous real-life people named Maureen: | Edit

Maureen Starkey Tigrett, first wife of Ringo Starr
Maureen Reagan, president's daughter
Maureen McCormick, actress best known as Marcia from "The Brady Bunch"
Maureen McGovern, singer
Maureen O'Sullivan, Hollywood actress, best known as Jane to Johnny Weismuller's Tarzan
Maureen Connolly, tennis player and the first woman to win all the Grand Slam titles in one year
Maureen Johnson, American author, typically of teen novels.
Maureen Jennings, British-born Canadian writer of captivating crime/mystery novels; best known for her 'Det. Murdoch' series.
Maureen O'Hara, Actress,the most well known of all Maureen's I have found.

Maureen in song, story & screen: | Edit

Maureen, character in the musical "Rent" featuring the song "The Tango Maureen"
Maureen by Jim Reeves
Maureen, Maureen by John Prine
"Maureen" by Eddie Money
"Maureen" by Sade
"Maureen" by Fountains of Wayne

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