Monroe Name Meaning & Origin

Monroe

Pronunciation: mahn-ROH (key)

Origin of the name Monroe:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Gaelic elements moine (a morass, a marsh) and ruadh (red): hence, “dweller at the red morass.” Var: Monroe, Munroe.

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Nicknames for Monroe

Roe, Rea, Mona, Moe, Monrosey, Em

Meanings and history of the name Monroe

From a Scottish surname meaning "the mouth of the Roe" in Gaelic. The Roe is a river in Ireland.

Famous real-life people named Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962, born Norma Jeane Mortenson), American actress, singer, and model
James Monroe (1758-1831) American president
Monroe Cannon (b. 2011), daughter of American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey and American rapper, actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, film producer, entrepreneur, record producer, and radio and television personality Nick Cannon

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