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Gender: Female Meaning of Monroe: "mouth of the Roe river" Origin of Monroe: Scottish Monroe's Popularity in 2017: #681

The name Monroe is a girl's name meaning "mouth of the Roe river". Monroe is ranked #681 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Monroe is a presidential name which, thanks to the immortal beauty of Marilyn Monroe, seems to fit best with a girl. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon chose it for their twin daughter, honoring Marilyn Monroe. Their use of Monroe as a girls’ name did much to revive this Old Man name, a la Sydney, as a fashionable choice for girls.

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Famous People Named Monroe

Monroe Cannon (b. 2011), daughter of singer Mariah Carey and actor Nick Cannon; twin brother Moroccan Scott Cannon
Monroe Christine Lewis (b. 2016), daughter of TV personality Jeff Lewis of "Flipping Out"
Monroe Sky Mizanin (b. 2018), daughter of pro wrestlers Mike “The Miz” and Maryse Mizanin
Stella Monroe Hulse (b. 2008), daughter of model/actress Gena Lee Nolin and ice hockey player Cale Hulse
Arri Monroe Finder (b. 2011), daughter of Jordan Ward-Finder and Brian Finder of TV's "16 and Pregnant"
Aniyah Monroe Harrison-Ponce (b. 2011), daughter of Lindsey Harrison and Forest Ponce of TV's "16 and Pregnant"
Bella Monroe James (b. 2012), daughter of rapper Juelz Santana and model Kimbella
Remington Monroe "Remi" Simms (b. 2013), daughter of Corey Simms of TV's "Teen Mom 2"
Isabella Monroe Nguyen (b. 2014), daughter of reality TV personality Tila Tequila
Saylor Monroe Lang, daughter of singers Jonny Lang and Haylie Johnson; twin brother Raimy Lee
Marlowe Monroe Bratcher (b. 2014), daughter of actress Jenna von Oy and Brad Bratcher
Bridget Monroe Pope (b. 2014), daughter of TV personality Rosie Pope
Layla Monroe Robinson (b. 2015), daughter of Devon Broyles and Eric Robinson of "16 and Pregnant"
Harlow Monroe Harvey (b. 2015), daughter of singer Kimberly Caldwell and Jordan Harvey
Marilyn Monroe, American actress, singer, and sex symbol

Pop Culture References for the name Monroe

Zoe Monroe, the CW's hit show 'The 100'
Red Monroe, character from Lauren Child's Ruby Redfort book series


rayleemarie Says:


Really don't get the appeal, sounds very masculine and personally connect the name with James Monroe more than Marilyn.

Josie1497 Says:


Love it! Classic and sophisticated, feminine without being frilly!!!

amber_nichole Says:


We used this as a middle name for our daughter who is almost 2 and still love it. I saw it while flipping through a baby name book and was drawn to the meaning of "from the river's mouth." My husband and I took a lot of canoe trips together before she was born, so it instantly held special meaning to us. I don't really associate it with Marilyn Monroe at all.

DinosaursRoar Says:


I think it would make a great boys name and you wouldn't have to worry about the Marilyn connection.

Guest Says:


why is this getting popular?! I look down upon anyone who admires Marilyn Monroe enough to name their kid after her. She was crazy!! Like Ophelia crazy.

CocoWhite Says:


A secret guilty pleasure of mine. It's getting too hot too fast, though. By the time I have kids, I predict Monroe will be too popular for me to use.