Gender: Male Meaning of Maguire: "son of the beige one" Origin of Maguire: Irish

Maguire Origin and Meaning

The name Maguire is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "son of the beige one".

Although Maguire is such a prominent Irish surname —it ranks in the Top 40 in the Emerald Isle —this lively and cheerful family name has rarely been used as a first, unlike more familiar examples like Ryan, Riley and Reagan. The powerful and distinguished Maguire clan was known for their courage, leadership and resilience. The name's many notable associations include the unionizing Pennsylvania coal miners known as the Molly Maguires, actor Tobey Maguire and Dixie Chick Martie Maguire. Other spellings are McGuire and McGwire; two other handsome Irish surnames to consider are Malone and Magee.

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Mcguire, Mcgwire


Brianna Nicole Says:


This is a family name on my husband's side! I like Maguire nn Guy.

ladybug99 Says:


I know a girl named Maguire nn Maggie and it has always stuck out to me as so cute and darling! Do you think it's wearable on a girl? It opens the doors for maybe a Jones Amelia or a Rhodes Annabelle. I Spy a Celeb trend in the making-- Boys surnames for girls!

PMC Says:


This is my nephew's it! Soo many people compliment him, saying it is a cool name!