Irish variation of Mary

Maureen Origin and Meaning

The name Maureen is a girl's name of Irish origin.

Almost as popular in the 1950s among the Irish in Boston as it was with those back in Bray, Maureen was once among the most prominent Irish names for girls in the US but has fallen from favor along with most of her een-ending sisters such as Eileen and Colleen.

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Maureen Rank in US Top 1000

Maureen Popularity

Famous People Named Maureen

  • Maureen Denise McCormickAmerican actress
  • (Lois) Maureen StapletonAmerican actress
  • Maureen O'HaraIrish actress
  • Maureen Therese McGovernAmerican singer/actress
  • Maureen Paula O'SullivanIrish actress
  • Maureen Catherine ConnollyAmerican tennis player
  • Maureen JohnsonAmerican novelist
  • Maureen Diane LipmanEnglish actress
  • Maureen Ann "Moe" Tuckerdrummer of American band The Velvet Underground
  • Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" JacksonAmerican singer, eldest Jackson sibling
  • Maureen Ann "Mo" CollinsAmerican actress
  • Maureen Elizabeth Reagandaughter of U.S. President Ronald Reagan
  • Maureen Bridgid DowdAmerican newspaper columnist
  • Maureen O'ConnorAmerican politician and justice
  • Maureen Doherty Mackenmember of an Irish,American music group Cherish The Ladies
  • Maureen Starkey TigrettEnglish hairdresser and first wife of Beatle, Ringo Starr

Maureen in Pop Culture

  • Maureen Johnsoncharacter in musical "Rent"
  • Intern Maureencharacter from the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
  • Maureen Warrencharacter from "Call the Midwife"
  • Maureen Williamscharacter from "Call the Midwife"
  • Maureen Littlecharacter from Enid Blyton's "Malory Towers"
  • Maureen McGillStacey's mother in the "Baby,Sitters Club" book series
  • Maureen Prescottcharacter in the "Scream" franchise
  • "Tango: Maureen" song in musical "Rent"