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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Moura

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Alt. Meaning

M is for mirth, your laughter.

O is for original, one of a kind!

U is for unite, you bring people together.

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

A is for able, for you surely are.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Moura

Wagner Moura is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Wagner was given the name Wagner Maniçoba de Moura on June 27th, 1976 in Salvador, Bahia.


Lucas Moura is a soccer player for the Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Clube Atlético Juventus, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, São Paulo FC, Brazil national under-20 football team, Brazil national under-23 football team, and Brazil national football team. Lucas was born on August 13th, 1992 in São Paulo, Brazil.


Eduardo was born on July 25th, 1952 in Porto, Portugal.


Ana Moura is a fado musician. Ana was born Ana Moura on September 17th, 1979 in Santarém, Portugal.


Robson was born on March 23rd, 1978 in Teresópolis.


Léo Moura is a soccer player for the Clube Atlético Metropolitano, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Linhares Esporte Clube, Beerschot AC, ADO Den Haag, CR Vasco da Gama, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, São Paulo FC, Fluminense FC, S.C. Braga, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, and Fort Lauderdale Strike. Léo was born on October 23rd, 1978 in Niterói, Brazil.


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Popularity of Moura as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Moura U.S.
  White 83.50% 64.26%
  African American 3.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Moura

People with the last name Moura are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Moura

  • How Popular is the name Moura? As a last name Moura was the 13,976th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Moura first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Moura is Sunday, January 1st, 1905.
  • How unique is the name Moura? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Moura. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Moura: Your name in reverse order is Aruom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rmaou. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Moura? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,157 people with the last name Moura.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Moura? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Moura as their last name since less than 1 person in 137k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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