Monroe Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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A beautiful variation is Monreau. With this type of spelling one of my friends is called Mona by her parents and Rea by her friends. I call her Mo. She and other women I've found hate the nickname Roe Roe. Lesson learned.
- Personal experiences with the name Monroe
We named our daughter Monroe back in 2002 because we felt it was beautiful and unique. She receives compliments all the time.
My daughter's name is Monroe. We chose it in honor of my father, whose middle name is Monroe. It is a bit unconventional for a girl, but with the popularity of Madison and other "presidential last names" we felt it would be one of those names that sounded odd at first and then quickly felt right as you got used to it.
My baby's middle name is Monroe. It was actually a play on X-Men. My husband named her Aurora Monroe. As for the play on X-men it was Storm who's real name was Ororo Munroe in the series :)
- 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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