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Gender: Female Pronunciation: mweer-in Meaning of Muireann: "sea white, sea fair" Origin of Muireann: Irish

The name Muireann is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "sea white, sea fair". Muireann and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Fair and discussed in our forums with posts like "Outlandish this-or-that [girls]".

From the experts:

The popular Irish name Muireann comes from a mythical mermaid who was tranformed into a woman by a saint. Pronunciation is like the surname of the actress Helen Mirren, but with the spin of a w sound after the initial M.

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Famous People Named Muireann

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Irish folk singer of group Danú

Pop Culture References for the name Muireann

Muireann Muncháem, mother of Fionn mac Cumhail in Irish mythology
Muireann Norris, daughter with difficult name on Catastrophe TV series


irishdancer428 Says:


looooove this name so much! very unique and great heritage - would probably have a lot of pronunciation problems but would still use it anyways!

Kat Says:


Actually, Muireann has more than one pronunciation. On one side of Ireland they pronounce it "MWIR-enn",. On the other side, they pronounce it, "MUHR-ohn/enn". Both pronunciations are accurate. Also , as a side note - "Murron" is not a real name. This is NOT the Scottish version of the Irish original. This is a made up name that the producers of the movie Braveheart chose for William Wallace's wife, because they did not want to use Wallace's real-life love interest name: Marion...because that was also the name of Robin Hood's gal. ('Maid Marion').