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Origin: Latin
Meaning: The Dark

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Maureen

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Maureen in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Maureen:

  • Records indicate that 142,053 girls in the United States have been named Maureen since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1957, when 4,599 people in the U.S. were given the name Maureen. Those people are now 60 years old.

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    Comments about the name Maureen

    88% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      22 Positive Comments

  • "i get called Mausie by my friends and Mo by my family" Apr. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Maureen. I think the name of Maureen is elegant, sexy, beautiful, mature. i love it" Mar. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I didn't care for my name when I was a child, but I like it now. It is nice being one of the few than the many. Only problem is many people mispronounce it and say "Marine" instead. Recently I was waiting in a checkout line. The cashier's name was Maureen and the person in front of me remarked that was her name. I chimed in and said mine, too, just as the woman behind me said the same thing...4 in a row! That never happens!" Jul. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Maureen in 2010, and a few hours after she was born my husband and I only called her beanie! For Maureen our bean! When our son Brendan was born a few years late and started to learn to talk, he could not say beanie, so he called her N?E N?E,.. We all call Maureen N?E N?E now which I think is such a cool new nickname for Maureen instead of MO. Sounds more feminine as well. Even the teachers call her N?E N?E . LOVE MAUREEN!" Apr. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maureen. I prefer using the name for official purposes mostly because of the "seriousness""mature" feel of it. Besides, the personality behind is outstanding. My nickname is my country, Kenya, quite a good number go by the name Maureen." Jan. 8, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maureen and I've always loved my name. Some family/friends call me Mo, Reen, Reenie, Moreen. But mostly, I just like going by Maureen." Aug. 26, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm named Maureen and I love it! I like that it is a name that most people have heard of, but you don't meet other people with the name very often. I also think that it is a timeless name that isn't part of a trend." Aug. 6, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maureen and I love it. I was always the only Maureen in school at work, etc. There is one other Maureen at my Church and she's a really nice person. If you pronounce it properly is sounds very pretty. I used to date a boy from Ireland and I loved how his parents pronounced my name." Jun. 9, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maureen, and I am in college. Its nice because I think I am the only person on campus with this name so there is never any confusion, but most people pronounce my name wrong, calling me Marine. I like to go by Mo or Reen...not Reenie" Apr. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tracie Maureen and then my last name. I like having Maureen as my middle name, though I have always gone by Tracie. I think Maureen is beautiful and old fashioned, but in a classic way rather than a dated way." Dec. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 50 years old and named Maureen. Being Jewish, the name threw people for a loop but that's their problem. I've been called "Moe" since junior high & love it. Only my dad gets away with calling me "Reenie". Hate that!" Mar. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "There are very few Maureen's and people tend to pronounce it like Marie...dose not help that my mother in law is marie and I am Maureen, But its a unique name and not in the least dowdy" Nov. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I love it! It is beautiful, classy and Irish! I" Jun. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "People pronounce my name wrong sometimes, again leaving out the n or the u sound, but I still love my name :). its full of personality and pizazz, but since i have an Irish surname people always thing im Irish. one thing i really hate is when people call me momo, its like a name for a dog. but its unique and fun and i don't think its as dated as people say it is. I'm 14 and i think its trendy ;)" Jul. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was my Mother's name and I love it. It was very fitting for her, as she was beautiful, classy and had a wonderful sense of humor. A beautiful name for a beautiful woman. :-)" Sep. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and proud of it. I work in a hospital as an RN and there is only one other Maureen." Jul. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and proud of it. I work in a hospital as an RN and there is only one other Maureen." Jul. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Maureen! I've never met a Maureen that wasn't beautiful, with a lovely personality. :-)" Jul. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! My great-grandparents came over on a boat from Ireland and I'm extremely proud of my heritage. Erin Go Bragh!" May. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I'm 18 years old and the only Maureen in my school. I've never met anyone else with my name and I honestly love it. It sets me apart. Some people pronounce it wrong the first time they say it." Apr. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my daughters name, my sisters name, and my Aunt's name. Those are 3 of the most awesome people in my life!! I think that it's uncommon." Oct. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our middle daughters' name. She was born 15 wks premature, weighting in at 1lb.12oz. She is now 18 yrs old and graduating from high school. She is the only Maureen in her school. I have a cousin named Maureen. I think it is a pretty Irish name. Most people I've met pronounce it right, they may take a few minute to get it. We call her "Moe"." May. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "I detest this name, although I have had it my whole life. Old fashioned and daggy." Jun. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name i hate it i go by Mo im changing my name to Mo when i can i think its the uglest name ever" Jan. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "its the mother in laws name and in the uk it seems that no one has used the name for atleast 50 years. Its not the prettiest name i can think of." Oct. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      19 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Maureen and I don't mind it - I get called Mo a lot but it's a neutral name" Mar. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is perfect. Maureen is not trendy but some made-up thing. I ho have to tell people how to pronounce it correctly,they skip the "u" in the name and it ends up "Mareen". I liked my name so much I named my daughter Maureen and she loves it too. No one calls us any nick names. When people try to call me "Mo"I tell them Larry & Curly aren't with me because I'm not one of the 3 stooges! Maureen" Jan. 31, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • ". Always love hearing my name (Maureen), it sounds musical to me. Although some will call me Mo I never liked it, but I do respond to it" Jan. 10, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maureen its grown on me. A lot of family and friends call me Mo or Maureen. My boyfriend calls me Mosie. My dad calls me Maury-pud/mosie-pud. So there's some affectionate nicknames and it is unique to be called Mo or Maureen rather than the popular Milly tilly Lilly molly daisy Rosie.... Sickly sweet girls names. Only annoying thing is people thinking I need their opinion on my name: its ok fashioned or that they've got got some(usually old) relative/ neighbour with same name. I'm 24! Vintage name x" Feb. 25, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and I love it but most people call me Marnie. My father wanted me named Marina but the priest wouldn't baptize me that. My mother's name was Mary and my parents didn't want another Mary so my mother suggested Maureen which she said meant "the daughter of Mary". My father always just called me Marnie which was the nickname he derived from his first choice, "Marina". Now days, people call me both but I think I like Maureen better." Dec. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maureen I am 61 my mother wanted to name me Lynne my paternal grandmother gave my father a list of names and officially I am Maureen Therese Bernadette Margaret Mary Monica ...I get Mausie (hate it) and my mother called me suzie all my life ...go figure" Jun. 19, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Absolutely hate this name why well I am a Maureen and hate giving my name when asked lots of times I give my middle name Elizabeth or Liz which is not brilliant but heaps better than Maureen. Cannot understand why my parents thought it would be a good name for a baby" Mar. 15, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate my name. Totally hate the sound of it, so I go by Mo, which is not the greatest, but it sure beats Maureen. I'm 65 and don't meet any young people with the name. I get Marie by mistake, which I don't want either. I'd rather be called Mary. Lots of people don't even know how to spell it. Come on, it's not that difficult." Jan. 28, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name.. I've never really met anyone else with my name before which is kinda cool in my perspective. But I would maybe prefer a little more girlier-sounding name such as Ariana or Maya.. my mom wanted to actually name me Maya but I guess my parents had a disagreement and wound up with naming me Maureen. It's an ok name though. Not that bad." Jun. 6, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have been reading the comments about the name and how no one mispronounces it. Hm! I get called Marine quite a bit. That gets old after a while." Dec. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maureen and I love my name. My nickname has been Mo since highschool, and no "E" on the end either. Not many pronounce it wrong, and to be honest, the names now are so dull, boring and repetitive. I used to volunteer at my son's elementary school and it seemed like every other person had the same name....yawn! It's good to be a MO!" Mar. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my mom's name. It fits her. She is beautiful and has a heart of gold. Now that Im pregnant we've decided my son will call her grandmoe instead of grandma. Her nick name has always been Moe." Oct. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "that's my name. i feel dowdy having it, since i've never met another maureen under 35 and i'm 14 >.<" Apr. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name. Not very common but definitely 'dated' now; better than its 'rhymesake' Doreen. Identifies ladies of a certain age" Oct. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sounds quite old-fashioned nowadays, but it's not hideous like Bertha and Gertrude." Oct. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Maureen O'Sullivan (1940s actress) is often touted probably the most beautiful in face and figure of her era." May. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend is named Maureen. It is fairly unique, but no one pronounced it correctly at first. Everybody either left out the "u" sound or the "n" sound." Oct. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know somebody in my school named Maureen. I don't really like it but I LOVE the nickname - MoMo. I LOVE IT!" Oct. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, I like it because it is somewhat unique, but people always assume I'm my mother's age and that I am Irish." Aug. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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