Finnish, Irish variation of Mary
"sweet; drop of the sea, bitter"

Maire Origin and Meaning

The name Maire is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "sweet; drop of the sea, bitter".

Both Maire and Mare have begun making inroads with parents seeking novel yet authentic ways of honoring an ancestral Mary. The Finnish variation derives from the word mairea, meaning "sweet."

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Famous People Named Maire

  • Máire Philomena Ní Bhraonáinbirth name of Moya Brennan, Irish singer formerly of Clannad
  • Máire Pheter Uí DhroighneáinIrish actress and singer
  • Maire O'Neill (born Mary Agnes Allgood)Irish actress
  • Máƒire N탭 Chinnáide aka Molly O'KennedyIrish language activist and camogie player
  • Máire N탭 ChathasaighIrish harpist and singer
  • Máire Mhac an tSaoiIrish language activist and poet
  • Máire HoctorIrish politician
  • Máire MacSwiney BrughaIrish activist and author
  • Máire "Molly"™ GillIrish activist and camogie player
  • Máire GeogheganQuinn, Irish European commissioner
  • Máire BreatnachIrish fiddler
  • Maire AunasteEstonian TV journalist
  • Máire Nic ShiubhlaighIrish activist and actress

Maire in Pop Culture

  • Mairesiren in "Atlantia" by Ally Condie

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