Of Interest
Check Out
Names of the Week
Quote of the Week
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."  More

Maureen Meaning


Quick Facts







No. Of Syllables:


No. Of Letters:


Origin & Meaning

The name Maureen is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Maureen is "bitter".  

It is also of French origin, where its meaning is "dark" and English origin, where its meaning is "beloved".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 3082  in baby name popularity for girls with 54 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Maureen Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Maureen has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Maureen to other names.


What will your new little Maureen be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Children named Maureen are often admirable and buzzing but most of all they are  read more >>

Related Names

Variants of the name Maureen include Maurene, Maurine, Mavreena, Moreen.

Maureen has the diminutive (nickname) Mo.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Maureen in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Maureen.

Just for fun, see the name Maureen in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Maureen in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.