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Maureen

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Of the Sea or Bitter
  • #486 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Maureen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1896 7 7 0
1898 5 5 0
1901 5 5 0
1902 5 5 0
1903 7 7 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 7 7 0
1906 11 11 0
1907 18 18 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 17 17 0
1910 14 14 0
1911 26 26 0
1912 40 40 0
1913 55 55 0
1914 60 60 0
1915 114 114 0
1916 93 93 0
1917 93 93 0
1918 113 113 0
1919 95 95 0
1920 107 107 0
1921 147 147 0
1922 132 132 0
1923 183 183 0
1924 194 194 0
1925 157 157 0
1926 225 225 0
1927 243 243 0
1928 284 284 0
1929 309 309 0
1930 532 532 0
1931 741 741 0
1932 887 887 0
1933 1,069 1,064 5
1934 1,092 1,085 7
1935 1,230 1,230 0
1936 1,330 1,330 0
1937 1,401 1,395 6
1938 1,616 1,611 5
1939 1,591 1,586 5
1940 1,819 1,810 9
1941 2,000 1,992 8
1942 2,734 2,724 10
1943 2,764 2,759 5
1944 2,543 2,536 7
1945 2,680 2,672 8
1946 3,690 3,683 7 #96 girl name
1947 4,091 4,083 8 #98 girl name
1948 4,078 4,078 0 #88 girl name
1949 3,922 3,922 0 #89 girl name
1950 4,077 4,070 7 #89 girl name
1951 3,885 3,878 7 #93 girl name
1952 4,043 4,038 5 #94 girl name
1953 4,114 4,109 5 #92 girl name
1954 4,379 4,365 14 #97 girl name
1955 4,342 4,337 5 #100 girl name
1956 4,514 4,504 10
1957 4,613 4,603 10
1958 4,470 4,458 12
1959 4,462 4,449 13
1960 4,530 4,521 9
1961 4,578 4,569 9
1962 4,135 4,128 7
1963 4,025 4,007 18
1964 3,842 3,834 8
1965 3,489 3,483 6
1966 3,027 3,014 13
1967 2,708 2,702 6
1968 2,181 2,175 6
1969 2,018 2,012 6
1970 1,793 1,793 0
1971 1,480 1,471 9
1972 1,172 1,172 0
1973 1,033 1,033 0
1974 1,020 1,015 5
1975 884 877 7
1976 810 810 0
1977 848 842 6
1978 782 775 7
1979 889 883 6
1980 889 882 7
1981 828 828 0
1982 921 915 6
1983 841 841 0
1984 730 721 9
1985 672 672 0
1986 629 629 0
1987 553 553 0
1988 594 594 0
1989 488 488 0
1990 491 491 0
1991 441 441 0
1992 385 385 0
1993 322 322 0
1994 305 305 0
1995 257 257 0
1996 234 234 0
1997 212 212 0
1998 199 199 0
1999 173 173 0
2000 161 161 0
2001 133 133 0
2002 123 123 0
2003 126 126 0
2004 105 105 0
2005 88 88 0
2006 112 112 0
2007 58 58 0
2008 66 66 0
2009 61 61 0
2010 44 44 0
2011 62 62 0
2012 55 55 0
2013 43 43 0
2014 54 54 0
2015 43 43 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Maureen baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 144,238 babies born with the name Maureen in the United States. That's more than enough Maureens to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Maureen" was in 1957 with a total of 4,603 babies. (That's a lot of baby Maureens)

According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Maureen" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 101 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1956. Across the entire United States a total of 4,514 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Maureen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Maureen as well as things modernly associated with the name Maureen such as celebrities named Maureen.

Origin and Meaning of Maureen

The name "Maureen" is of Irish origin, and it means "Of the Sea or Bitter". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara is an actress/singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1938 to 2000. Maureen was born in 1920 as Maureen FitzSimons in Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland.

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Maureen McCormick

Maureen McCormick is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1964 to present. Maureen was born in 1956 as Maureen Denise McCormick in Encino, California, U.S.

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Maui Taylor

Maui Taylor is a filipino model, singer, and actress. Maui was born in 1983 as Maureen Anne Tupaz in Brighton, United Kingdom.

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Maureen O'Sullivan

Maureen O'Sullivan is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1930 to 1994. Maureen was born in 1911 as Maureen Paula O'Sullivan in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland.

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Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman is an actress. Maureen was born in 1946 as Maureen Diane Lipman in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Mo Collins

Mo Collins is an actress and comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Mo was born in 1965 as Maureen Ann Collins in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Maureen

Maureen Blumhardt
Maureen Bunyan
Maureen Corrigan
Maureen E. Mcphilmy
Maureen Hendricks Field
Maureen O'hara
Maureen Pegg
Maureen Umeh
Maureen Dowd

Alternative Meanings

M is for melody, the song of life.

A is for activities, for you have many.

U is for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Neeruam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nmaueer". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Maureen born Jun 8, 1947

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 1525. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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