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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maguire

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  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Maguire means "A sweet person" and is of English origin.
  • A submission from Michigan, United States says the name Maguire means "Pale-skinned" and is of Irish origin.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maguire

Tobey Maguire is an actor and film producer. He was most active from 1988 to present. Tobey was given the name Tobias Vincent Maguire on June 27th, 1975 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.


Sean Maguire is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1983. Sean was born Sean Maguire on April 18th, 1976 in Ilford, London, England.


Martie Maguire is an alternative country, country music, bluegrass music, country rock, and folk music musician, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and arrangement. She plays Violin, viola, acoustic guitar, double bass, mandolin, and backing vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Martie was given the name Martha Elenor Erwin on October 12th, 1969 in York, Pennsylvania, United States. Martie is also known as Martie Seidel.


Harry Maguire is a soccer player for the Hull City A.F.C., Barnsley F.C., Sheffield United F.C. Academy, Sheffield United F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., and England national under-21 football team. Harry was born on March 5th, 1993 in Sheffield, England. Harry is also known as Maguire and Jacob Harry.


Stephen Maguire is a snooker player. His career lasted from 1998 to 1998. Stephen was born on March 13th, 1981 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Stephen is also known as On-Fire, Livewire, and Maggi.


Gregory Maguire is a writer. Gregory was born on June 9th, 1954 in Albany, New York.


How popular is the baby name Maguire in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1997 6 0 6
1998 29 6 23
1999 34 7 27
2000 63 9 54
2001 46 5 41
2002 46 0 46
2003 44 6 38
2004 48 9 39
2005 44 5 39
2006 41 5 36
2007 38 6 32
2008 21 0 21
2009 22 0 22
2010 20 0 20
2011 26 5 21
2012 13 0 13
2013 12 0 12
2014 9 0 9
2015 8 0 8
2016 11 0 11
2017 18 7 11
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Maguire

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Maguire as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maguire U.S.
  White 95.26% 64.26%
  African American 0.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maguire

People with the last name Maguire are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Maguire

  • How Popular is the name Maguire? Maguire is the 14,584th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maguire was the 2,173rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maguire have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 599 babies born with the first name Maguire in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maguire to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maguire? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Maguire first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maguire is Tuesday, November 4th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Maguire born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maguire was in 2000 with a total of 54 babies.
  • Random Maguire Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maguire is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Maguire: Your name in reverse order is Eriugam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emiurag. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maguire? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,713 people with the last name Maguire.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maguire? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Maguire as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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