Gender: Male Meaning of Monroe: "mouth of the Roe river" Origin of Monroe: Scottish

Monroe Origin and Meaning

The name Monroe is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "mouth of the Roe river".

Monroe is a presidential old man name without the fashion power of Jackson, Truman, Tyler, and Taylor. But since Mariah Carey chose it for her newborn twin daughter, Monroe may have a chance of coming back -- for girls.

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kankhen Says:


Love this name!!

Scorpio Says:


The description is kinda harsh. Monroe is a solid boy's name - the association with Marilyn doesn't automatically make it feminine.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Reminds me of the loveable character Monroe from the tv show Grimm. Hate the thought of it being used for girls - nothing feminine about it at all and in the end it'll just be ANOTHER boy name turned unisex. Love it for a boy though; it's very classy and elegant.

Zuzana Says:


I love Monroe for a cute little boy!