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The first name 
Maureen

Maureen is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

When two girls called Maureen meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Maureen is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 3 out of 100,000 girls have been named Maureen. In the SmartGenius ranking, Maureen is #3,244 on the list of most common girls names. In the entire USA, approximately 138,635 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Maureen. That is 0.04 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name
 
Maureen

Maureen -
from zero to hero

#87 - this is the highest position Maureen has ever reached. Most names never manage to reach such high popularity in even one of the 143 years of records.The last time Maureen reached this top position was in the last century, in 1948, when 4,078 newborn girls were named Maureen. But as our statistics show, Maureen has not always been a popular name: in some years of records, lastly in the year 1900, it was either not given to newborns at all or less than 5 times (a name is only included in the official statistics if it is given at least 5 times in a year). Even today it's not at the peak of its popularity, nevertheless Maureen is still the first choice of some parents every year as the most beautiful first name for their newborn daughter.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Maureen was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Maureen is still standing in the 21st century

In 2022, 42 newborns were given the name Maureen, making them rank #3,229. Although the name Maureen was more popular in the last century than it is today, it is still common and for some parents it is the name of choice for their daughter. So the chances of an encounter with a young Maureen are still there in our contemporary times.

Maureen -
well known in all states of the USA, most popular in Massachusetts

There are only 537 different women’s names registered in every single state in the U.S., and Maureen is one of them. However, Maureen is not equally widespread in all states, but people in Massachusetts seem to particularly fancy this name – the 15,411 women called Maureen who live here are 0,405% of all female residents and push their name up to #58, easily placing it in the top 100 most common female names in Massachusetts.

Maureen has 7 letters 
and begins with an M

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter M is a quite popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 8.5% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A and S are more common for girls' names.

With seven letters, the name Maureen has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 8.5% of all girls' names start with an M, this initial letter occurs nearly 2.5-times as often as all 26 letters on average – and the most common one of all the girls’ names starting with M is Mary.

Other names with 
M, a, u, r, e, e and n

If you take all the letters in the name Maureen – M, a, u, r, e, e and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Marueen or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Maureen

If your name is Maureen and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Maureen

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Maureen, you can simply say:

Mouse

Apple

Unicorn

Rocket

Elephant

Elephant

Nut

This is how the name Maureen is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Maureen in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Maureen

Maureen

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Maureen

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Maureen is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

M
A
U
R
E
E
N

Have you ever waved the name Maureen

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.

M
A
U
R
E
E
N

Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Maureen sounds like this: