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.
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.
Maureen Name Details
Gender: Maureen is traditionally considered a girls name.
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.
Related Names for Maureen
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 in Popular Culture
- Maureen Johnson (character in the Rent franchise
- Maureen McGill (character in the Babysitter's Club series)
- Maureen Prescott (character in the Scream franchise)