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

The name Maura is a girl's name . Maura and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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Somber, almost mournful name that still has a lovely sound.

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Famous People Named Maura

Saint Maura of Egypt, Antinoe of Egypt
Saint Maura of Ireland, a martyred companion of Britta
Saint Maura of Troyes, a noble French virgin
Maura Jo West, American actress
Maura Therese Tierney, American actress
Maura Tombelli, Italian astronomer
Maura O'Connell, Irish singer
Maura Ann Harty, American politician
Maura Viceconte, Italian distance runner
Maura Healey, American politician; 59th Attorney General of Massachusetts
Maura Williams, daughter of American reality TV personalities Brady and Paulie Williams
Maura Mackey, American director/writer
Maura Gallagher, mother singer Niall Horan

Pop Culture References for the name Maura

Dr. Maura Isles, main character in the Rizzoli & Isles series
Maura, character in "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green
Maura Sargent, psychic in the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
Maura Pfefferman, main character on TV's "Transparent"
Maura Ellis, character in 2015 film "Sisters"
Maura Glee, character in webcomic Diesel Sweeties
Maura Labingi, alias of Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings

Maure, Maurita, Maurette, Maurah, Mauricette, Mora