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Maura

First Name
19k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
582
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maura

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

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  1. An English, Scottish and Irish female given name, commonly regarded as a form of Mary ( anglicised from Irish Máire and Scottish Gaelic Màiri ).
  2. A female given name of Italian derivation, the feminine of Mauro.

Maura was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Maura

Maura Tierney is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Maura was born Maura Tierney on February 3rd, 1965 in Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Maura was born on May 4th, 1982 in Hanson, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Maura Healey is a 59th Attorney General of Massachusetts. Maura was born on February 8th, 1971 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. Maura is also known as Healy and Maura Tracy.

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Maura West is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1995 to present. Maura was given the name Maura Jo Snyder on April 27th, 1972 in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Maura O'Connell is a folk music musician. She was most prominent from 1980 to present. Maura was born on September 16th, 1958 in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.

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Maura Davis is an indie rock musician. She plays Keyboard instrument, Guitar, and Vocals.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maura

Carmen Maura is an actress and actor. She has been prominent since 1969. Carmen was given the name Carmen García Maura on September 15th, 1945 in Madrid.

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Jorge Semprún was an author, screenwriter, politician, former minister of culture for spain., and politics. Jorge was given the name Jorge Semprún Maura on December 10th, 1923 in Madrid. He passed away on June 7th, 2011.

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Miguel was born on December 13th, 1887. He died in 1971.

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J.J. was born on June 16th, 1949. He died on July 28th, 2010.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1903 5 5 0
1912 5 5 0
1913 6 6 0
1915 6 6 0
1916 7 7 0
1917 5 5 0
1918 8 8 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 16 16 0
1921 14 14 0
1922 11 11 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 17 17 0
1925 19 19 0
1926 8 8 0
1927 11 11 0
1928 10 10 0
1929 11 11 0
1930 13 13 0
1931 14 14 0
1932 22 22 0
1933 22 22 0
1934 24 24 0
1935 32 32 0
1936 20 20 0
1937 16 16 0
1938 25 25 0
1939 24 24 0
1940 30 30 0
1941 35 35 0
1942 32 32 0
1943 37 37 0
1944 42 42 0
1945 43 43 0
1946 57 57 0
1947 65 65 0
1948 99 99 0
1949 92 92 0
1950 80 80 0
1951 120 120 0
1952 161 161 0
1953 140 140 0
1954 209 209 0
1955 217 217 0
1956 249 249 0
1957 287 287 0
1958 294 294 0
1959 312 312 0
1960 332 332 0
1961 366 366 0
1962 365 365 0
1963 417 417 0
1964 430 430 0
1965 385 385 0
1966 348 348 0
1967 337 337 0
1968 346 346 0
1969 325 325 0
1970 271 271 0
1971 262 262 0
1972 240 240 0
1973 216 216 0
1974 207 207 0
1975 174 174 0
1976 194 194 0
1977 194 194 0
1978 191 191 0
1979 229 229 0
1980 232 232 0
1981 236 236 0
1982 284 279 5
1983 248 248 0
1984 222 222 0
1985 267 267 0
1986 273 273 0
1987 271 271 0
1988 317 317 0
1989 348 348 0
1990 349 349 0
1991 374 374 0
1992 313 313 0
1993 311 311 0
1994 297 297 0
1995 303 303 0
1996 310 310 0
1997 360 360 0
1998 335 335 0
1999 310 310 0
2000 308 308 0
2001 372 372 0
2002 300 300 0
2003 316 316 0
2004 357 357 0
2005 318 318 0
2006 289 289 0
2007 231 231 0
2008 215 215 0
2009 195 195 0
2010 193 193 0
2011 181 181 0
2012 177 177 0
2013 152 152 0
2014 161 161 0
2015 154 154 0
2016 143 143 0

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Popularity of Maura as a first name

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Popularity of Maura as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maura U.S.
  White 40.55% 64.26%
  African American 11.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 45.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maura

People with the last name Maura are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Maura

  • How Popular is the name Maura? Maura is the 1,709th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maura was the 38,103rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maura have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,837 babies born with the first name Maura in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maura to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maura? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1903 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Maura first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maura is Sunday, January 12th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Maura born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maura was in 1964 with a total of 430 babies.
  • Random Maura Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maura is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Maura: Your name in reverse order is Aruam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Urmaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maura? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 582 people with the last name Maura.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maura? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Maura as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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