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Maureen is a sweet classic baby name for girls. As one of the most famous Irish given names, Maureen provides a stable foundation for more unusual middle names and nicknames. Maureen Johnson is the name of a spirited character in the Rent franchise, and Maureen McGill was an ensemble character in the Babysitter's Club series.

Maureen is the anglicized version of the name Máirín. This name is the Irish diminutive of Marie adapted from the Latin epithet stella maris (meaning “star of the sea”). The Old Irish symbol of Mary is the rosa mystica emblem.

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Nicknames for Maureen

The name Maureen evokes feelings of manifestation and mercy. Below, we've compiled a list of fun nicknames for the Maureen in your life. However, feel free to come up with your own unique twist on a nickname.

  • Maury
  • Mary 
  • Maurie
  • Mauve
  • Mo
  • Moe
  • Reen
  • Reeny
  • RiRi
  • Ari

Maureen Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Maureen is traditionally considered a girls name.

Pronunciation: Maw-REEN

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Maureen

Maureen Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Maureen was the 4,516th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

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Great Middle Names for Maureen and Their Meanings

  • Aoife (beauty, radiance, joy)
  • Caoimhe (beloved, gentle, precious)
  • Ciara (little dark one)
  • Danica (morning star)
  • Emily (rival)
  • Gillian (youthful, downy)
  • Hailey (hay meadow)
  • Lola (sorrows)
  • Nadia (hope)
  • Roisin (little rose)
  • Saoirse (freedom, liberty)
  • Sorcha (brightness, radiance)
  • Tamar (date palm tree)

Famous People Named Maureen

  • Maureen Catherine Connolly Brinker (tennis player)
  • Maureen Brigid Dowd (journalist)
  • Maureen Patricia Duffy (writer)
  • Maureen Kathleen Stewart Forrester (opera singer)
  • Maureen Denise McCormick (actress)
  • Maureen Therese McGovern (singer)
  • Maureen FitzSimons O'Hara (actress)
  • Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (daughter of politician Ronald Reagan)
  • Maureen Ann “Moe” Tucker (drummer)
  • Maureen Thelma Watson (politician)
  • Maureen Johnson (character in the Rent franchise
  • Maureen McGill (character in the Babysitter's Club series)
  • Maureen Prescott (character in the Scream franchise)
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