Gender / Sex: girl
Meaning: star of the sea
Sounds Like: Mareen, Marien, Mareena, Maren
Variant forms: Maura, Maurene, Mauresa, Maurianne, Maurie, Maurine, Maurisa, Maurise, Maurissa, Maurita, Maurizia, Mavra, Mo, Moira, Mora, Moreen, Morena, Morene, Moria, Morine
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 226
Maureen \ma(u)-reen\ as a girl's name is pronounced maw-REEN. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Maureen is "star of the sea". English form of Mairin, a pet form of Maire the Irish Gaelic form of Mary. Maurissa and Maurisa may also be feminine forms of Maurice. See also Mara and Morisa. Actresses Maureen O' Sullivan, Maureen O'Hara.
Maureen has 20 variant forms: Maura, Maurene, Mauresa, Maurianne, Maurie, Maurine, Maurisa, Maurise, Maurissa, Maurita, Maurizia, Mavra, Mo, Moira, Mora, Moreen, Morena, Morene, Moria and Morine.
Baby names that sound like Maureen are Mareen, Marien, Mareena and Maren.
View a list of the 4 names that reference Maureen.
Maureen is a very popular first name for women (#226 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)