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Maureen

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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

Fun Facts about the name Maureen

  • How many people with the first name Maureen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 144,238 babies born with the first name Maureen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maureen to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maureen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Maureen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maureen is Friday, March 5th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Maureen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maureen was in 1957 with a total of 4,603 babies. That's a lot of babies named Maureen!
  • Random Maureen Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maureen ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 298 babies in California have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Maureen: Your name in reverse order is Neeruam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aermneu. How do you pronounce that?

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Popularity of Maureen as a first name

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Common last names for Maureen

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  • Murphy
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  • Brown
  • Obrien
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  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • Ryan
  • Taylor
  • Mccarthy
  • Oconnor
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Walsh

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.

Irish

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.

Wiktionary

Anglicized from Irish Máirín, an Irish variant of Mary.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Maureen

Maureen McCormick

Maureen McCormick is an actress, singer, and actor. She was most active from 1964 to present. Maureen was given the name Maureen Denise McCormick on August 5th, 1956 in Encino, California, U.S.

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Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara was an actress and singer. She was most active from 1938 to 1938. Maureen was given the name Maureen FitzSimons on August 17th, 1920 in Ranelagh. She died on October 24th, 2015.

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Rebbie Jackson

Rebbie Jackson is a contemporary r&b, pop music, and soul music singing and actor. She was most active from 1974 to 1998. Rebbie was given the name Maureen Reillette Jackson on May 29th, 1950 in Gary, Indiana.

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Maureen O'Sullivan

Maureen O'Sullivan was an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1930 to present. Maureen was given the name Maureen Paula O'Sullivan on May 17th, 1911 in Boyle, County Roscommon. She died on June 23rd, 1998.

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Maureen Reagan

Maureen Reagan was a notable individual. Maureen was given the name Maureen Elizabeth Reagan by her parents Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman on January 4th, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She left this life on August 8th, 2001.

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Maureen Dowd

Maureen Dowd is a columnist. Maureen was given the name Maureen Bridgid Dowd on January 14th, 1952 in Washington, D.C.

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  • Maureen Stapleton
    (actress)
  • Laila Morse
    (actor)
  • Maureen Tucker
    (musician)
  • Maureen McGovern
    (singing)
  • Maureen Connolly
    (tennis player)
  • Maureen Johnson
    (author)
  • Maureen O'Connor
    (Lieutenant Governor of Ohio)
  • Maureen Forrester
    (singer)
  • Maureen Herman
    (musician)
  • Maureen Paley
    (notable person)
  • Maureen Evans
    (musician)
  • Maureen O'Sullivan
    (Dublin City Councillor)
  • Mau Marcelo
    (musician)
  • Maureen Cormack
    (United States Ambassador to Bosnia)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Maureen

Mollie Maureen

Mollie Maureen was a leading human. Mollie was born on August 16th, 1904 in Ireland. She breathed her last breath on January 26th, 1987.

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What does the name Maureen mean?

Mis for melody, the song of life.

Ais for adorable, how precious

Uis for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

Ris for realist, the way you are.

Eis for early, promptness is a virtue

Eis for electric, a sparkling trait!

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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