Monroe 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Monroe: "mouth of the Roe river" Origin of Monroe: Scottish Monroe's Popularity in 2019: #598

Monroe Origin and Meaning

The name Monroe is a girl's name meaning "mouth of the Roe river".

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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Rank in US: #598

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MoonStar Says:


I think this is just darling for a girl, especially one that is self-assured and resilient in her aspirations. I love the two-syllable-ness lol, makes it strong and distinct.

bubblegumgirl Says:


That's a beautiful name!

Selkit Says:


I like this a lot for a girl! It sounds stylish and spunky. And I have no idea why anyone would automatically associate it with Marilyn Monroe given that she died almost 60 years ago. Mostly likely 98% of kids today have zero idea who she was.

fearlessfirefly Says:


It's currently at #690, so it's uncommon.

smz2008 Says:


This is our youngest girl’s middle name, Starling Monroe - we absolutely adore it. It definitely was not in memorial of Marilyn, we loved how it rounded out her otherwise very feminine sounding name.

sofiaishere Says:


Wow, how judgemental :/

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.