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Gender: Female Meaning of Maire: "bitter" Origin of Maire: Irish variation of Mary

The name Maire is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "bitter". Maire and is often added to lists like International Variations of Mary and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! Girls version".

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Both Maire and Mare have begun making inroads with parents seeking novel yet authentic ways of honoring an ancestral Mary.

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Famous People Named Maire

Máire Philomena Ní Bhraonáin birth name of Maire aka Moya Brennan, Irish singer formerly of Clannad
Máire Uí Dhroighneáin, Irish actress
Maire O'Neill (born Mary Allgood), Irish actress
Máire Ní ChinnÃide aka Molly O'Kennedy, Irish language activist and camogie player
Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Irish harpist and singer
Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Irish language activist and poet
Máire Hoctor, Irish politician
Máire "MollyGill, Irish activist and camogie player
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Irish European commissioner
Máire Breatnach, Irish fiddler
Maire Aunaste, Estonian TV journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Maire

Maire, siren in "Atlantia" by Ally Condie
Pronounced ''more-rah," ''mar-rah'' "my-ra" or ''maw-rah''

Mare, Mairi, Mayri

Maire's International Variations

Mair (Welsh)