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Maura Name Meaning and Origin

Maura Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Dark, bitter, sea of bitterness

Name Origin


Maura is a name of Irish origin meaning 'dark' or 'bitter'. It is derived from the name Mary, which means 'sea of bitterness'. In Irish folklore, Maura is associated with strength and resilience.

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Maura Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Maura has a smooth pronunciation with emphasis on the 'au' sound, making it easy to say and remember.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Maura has a slightly uneven rhythm due to the emphasis on the first syllable, making it flow less smoothly.

Famous People Named Maura

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney is an American actress known for her roles in TV series like 'ER' and 'The Affair'. She has received critical acclaim for her performances and is recognized for her versatility.

● Maura Murray

Maura Murray was an American woman who disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 2004. Her case remains unsolved and has garnered significant public interest and speculation.

● Maura Higgins

Maura Higgins is an Irish reality TV star and model who gained fame on the show 'Love Island'. She is known for her outspoken personality and confident demeanor.

Maura Name Popularity Insights

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The data is sourced from the Social Security Administration. Since the agency has only released data up to 2022, the rankings for 2023 and 2024 are based on estimates from platform data. We will update the final results once the official data is released.

Potential Negative Connotations of Maura

The name Maura does not have strong negative cultural associations. However, some may associate it with bitterness or darkness due to its etymology. It is important to consider individual interpretations and cultural contexts when using this name.

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