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Origin or Ethnicity
Its source is Mairin, an Irish Gaelic name meaning "Wished-for child."
This girl's name is used in English.
Nicknames: Maurie, Mo and Moreen
Compound Forms: Mauresa
Alternative Spellings: Maurine and Maurene
Source Forms: Mairin
The name Maureen ranked 226th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
The original form is a nickname of Maire, the Irish Gaelic form of Mary.
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