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Gender: Female Origin of Maureen: Irish variation of Mary Meaning of Mary: Hebrew, "bitter"

The name Maureen is a girl's name of Irish origin. Maureen and is often added to lists like International Variations of Mary and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibsets You Know".

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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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Famous People Named Maureen

Maureen Denise McCormick, American actress
(Lois) Maureen Stapleton, American actress
Maureen O'Hara, Irish actress
Maureen Therese McGovern, American singer/actress
Maureen Paula O'Sullivan, Irish actress
Maureen Catherine Connolly, American tennis player
Maureen Johnson, American novelist
Maureen Diane Lipman, English actress
Maureen Ann "Moe" Tucker, drummer of American band The Velvet Underground
Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Jackson, American singer, eldest Jackson sibling
Maureen Ann "Mo" Collins, American actress
Maureen Elizabeth Reagan, daughter of U.S. President Ronald Reagan
Maureen Bridgid Dowd, American newspaper columnist
Maureen O'Connor, American politician and justice
Maureen Doherty Macken, member of an Irish-American music group Cherish The Ladies
Maureen Starkey Tigrett, English hairdresser and first wife of Beatle, Ringo Starr

Pop Culture References for the name Maureen

Maureen Johnson, character in musical "Rent"
Intern Maureen, character from the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
Maureen Warren, character from "Call the Midwife"
Maureen Williams, character from "Call the Midwife"
Maureen Little, character from Enid Blyton's "Malory Towers"
Maureen McGill, Stacey's mother in the "Baby-Sitters Club" book series
"Tango: Maureen," song in musical "Rent"

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