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Maureen Connolly was a tennis champion and is in the Tennis Hall of Fame.
-- maureenj  1/6/2005
Maureen O'Sullivan played Jane, the love of Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller), in six Tarzan movies between 1932 and 1942.
-- alberto  4/5/2005
From the Irish "Máirín" ("MAH-reen"). The great Irish actress, Maureen O'Hara (born Maureen FitzSimmons), bore this name. Apparantly her mother had something against using the name "Mary" for her child, maybe fearing it was an insult to the Madonna. she must have been horrified when she found that Maureen translates roughly into "little Mary".
-- gaelruadh19  4/28/2005
I have recently been to Germany and met a girl named MAREEN. I think this is a very nice form of MAUREEN, too.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2005
Famous 'Maureens' include Maureen Teefy, Maureen MacLean, Maureen Reagan, Maureen Potter, Maureen Lipman, Maureen Stapleton, Maureen McTeer, Maureen Garrett, Maureen Hunter, Maureen McCormick, Maureen Connolly, Maureen Hayes, Maureen Forrester, Maureen Caird, Maureen Dowd, Maureen McGovern, Maureen Hemphill, Maureen Tucker, Maureen Castaneda, Maureen McCorry, Maureen O’Brien, Maureen McHugh, Maureen O’Hara, Maureen O’Connor, Maureen O’Gara, and Maureen O’Sullivan.
-- astri_parel  7/1/2005
Maureen can come from Latin, Gaelic, Irish, Celtic, or Old French. Its possible meanings are great, little Mary, dark-haired, dark, or bitter. The Irish meaning is bitter. The Latin meaning is dark. The French meaning is dark-skinned.
-- astri_parel  7/1/2005
A common nickname is Mo.
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2005
I bet loads of people get this name confused with Doreen.
-- Dogsy  2/26/2006
Maureen has been on the top 1000 list from 1910 to the end of the 1990's. Its most popular year was the 1960's where it ranked 116.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Great Irish name, could be used also a middle name.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2006
Maureen Johnson, the ecletic and wild character from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway Musical RENT by Jonathan Larson. Of all the real-life Maureens I've met, she's still the one that sticks out the most in my head and the first one that comes to mind. A very confidant character, if somewhat overboard at times, but it makes the name a very strong one in allusion to her. One-of-a-kind name for sure. "The Tango, Maureen...."
-- Irish Pearl  12/22/2006
There's a author named Maureen Johnson who wrote my favorite book "The Burmedez Triangle" and of course Maureen of Rent.
-- Renthead13  8/9/2007
Who ever could look at their baby girl and think she looks like a Maureen? AWFUL.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2007
Maureen Coyle is a character in the film Psycho III that Norman Bates falls in love with. The film was directed by Anthony Perkins (who also plays Norman Bates in the film) in 1986.
-- tigerlilly  12/22/2007
This is also the youngest sibling of Jeannette in the book "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls.
-- rv14142  1/4/2008
Maureen Stevenson is the name of a 1903 Irish girl from the Sisters In Time series.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/16/2008
Maureen Shirreff is an advertising executive and is included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
-- Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
"Maureen" is a song by Fountains of Wayne.
-- FMRadio  3/15/2008
It's an old-fashioned, unpleasant-sounding name that reminds me of that sorry excuse for a human being, Maureen Dowd. All in all, no redeeming features.
-- slight night shiver  4/30/2008
This is both my mother's and my grandmother's name, and they both pronounce it as "maw-REEN" or "mahr-EEN" and not "mo-REEN". My mother hates the nickname Mo and rather goes by Reen or Reenie.
-- ragexprincess  9/7/2008
Not very popular in Ireland anymore, considered old fashioned.
-- Anonymous User  1/16/2009
Stabler's daughter on Law and Order SVU is called Maureen.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2009
This is my middle name, and I like it alright. I say More-een. Since my name is Amalia Maureen, my family calls me Molly Mo, but my sister calls me Mo-Mo. I don't really like this as a first name. It makes me think of either cheesy soap operas or old ladies. I like the nicknames, though, so I think it's still a good middle name.
-- Amalia  7/25/2009
I am a 42 year old named 'Maureen' and ALL of my life I have hated the name. I even hate introducing myself as 'Maureen'. I've even thought of changing my name. I have asked people to guess my name before I've introduced myself and they have thought of everything but 'Maureen'. Do not call your child this name. I would love to sue my parents for giving this horrible mane to me.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2009
It really is like Maw-reen.
-- Anonymous User  2/26/2010
Yikes, I'm not feeling the love here.

Personally, I like the name. It doesn't really sound all that "old-fashioned" or ugly to me. In my opinion, it doesn't have that awful of a sound to it, depending on which pronunciation you choose to use. And this is coming from a fifteen-year-old.

I've never met someone named Maureen, though the first time I heard the name was in RENT, a musical by Jonathan Larson. While I did not like the character, I adored the name. It was unique, it didn't sound like something a moron would name their kid, and it had a mature feel to it without seeming like something from my grandma's childhood.
-- Mothetree  4/21/2010
Maureen McCormick, Marcia Brady in the '70's TV show, The Brady Bunch.

I can't say I am a huge fan, I prefer Maura, but I can't disparage the name of that great actress, Maureen O'Hara!
-- Jamesina  7/17/2010
Very pretty. Sounds very timeless, like you will never grow out of it (versus if you were named something like "Jaylee"). Also strong, sensible, and traditional.
-- Anonymous User  8/23/2010
I have an aunt named Maureen and if pronounced fully, we say More-een. She's always been Moe to everyone though. I'm not a huge fan, but it fits well with her siblings.
-- JaciGia  8/4/2011
Why do some people think Maureen is a terrible name? I think it's pretty; I have a cousin and an aunt named Maureen.
-- Kinola  12/6/2011
Eww, this is basically a granny name, how could you ever call a baby Maureen?!?!?!
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2012
Maureen Robinson, a character in Lost In Space.
-- Whitewolf513  2/28/2012
British actress and writer Maureen Lipman (b. 1946).
-- Just Jonquil  1/5/2013
As a Maureen, I constantly get the nickname of Mo by many strangers and people who first meet me. I dislike that nickname with the passion of a thousand burning suns. Also super aggravating is pronouncing it as "Marine" as in a biologist or the military. As much as I love it and as unique it is, the above frustrates me so much I will most likely change my name in the future.
-- Anonymous User  4/17/2013
Maureen Tigrett (b. 1946-d. 1994), born Mary Cox. She was the first wife of the Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
-- KenniWinchester  4/17/2014
A gorgeous name for a girl. :D Who cares if it's old-fashioned? >:/ Remember, children DO eventually grow up so won't trendy young names like Nevaeh, Jaden, Peyton, Jordyn etc. Both sound and look a little odd for an old person? ¬__¬.
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2014
Maureen O'Brien played the First Doctor's companion Vicki Pallister.
-- VoraLundar  6/17/2014
My first name is Pamela and my middle name is Maureen. My parents almost used Maureen as my first name but thought it sounded too much like Marine. I prefer having Maureen as my middle. I've only known of few women named Maureen and they have all been smart and artistic with super earthy personalities. Maureen Stapleton has always been one of my favorite actresses.
-- chocoholic14  6/21/2014
Thanks for making me feel bad about being named Maureen, guys. -_-
-- SailorDelphox  10/1/2014
This name can also be pronounced, "MOR-een". I know two people that have this name and they both pronounce it this way.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2014
My maternal grandmother's name is Maureen (pronounced Maw-reen) I've never heard anyone call her "marine". I didn't know 'Marine' was even a name. She gets called "Mauro" as a nickname. Mostly by Grandpa. She is 84 years old, so I guess I can see the "old lady" tag, but she is the most beautiful person, and I associate this name with the loveliness that is her.
-- Espy  4/3/2015
Maureen doesn't seem very old-fashioned to me, even for an -een name. Possibly because it didn't catch on as much in the States as it did in the U.k. and Ireland. It has a sweet sound to it, but I can't shake the fact that a lot of British rock stars in the 60s and 70s seemed to be married to women named Maureen. Off the top of my head: Ringo Starr (mentioned above), both Robert Plant and John Paul Jones... again, those three are just off the top of my head!
-- erb816  4/26/2015
Jeff Fenholt of Black Sabbath's wife's name is Maureen, he calls her Reeni.
It's a very pretty name if people knew how to pronounce it. I like my name. Thanks.
-- maureenbopp  5/31/2015
This is one of my favorite names, probably coming from my love of Rent.
-- actingfun  8/22/2015
My name is "Maureen" and I always felt very fortunate because it's not a common name, so I rarely run into people having the same name. It was nice growing up going to school with a name that nobody else had. I felt unique. Many people have complimented me over the years on my name. It would be annoying to have two or more people in the same class or job or anywhere of importance with the same name. When somebody asks me my name, I say it with pride and confidence. I have always been widely accepted in social groups of all classes, never had difficulty making friends and no trouble attracting me. All in all, I feel pretty lucky to have my name. If people out there think it sounds old, they should see the men chasing me all the time. LOL!
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2015
This name sounds a little hillbilly/redneckish to me. It reminds me of Arlene. It reminds me of a dim-witted country girl, but of course this isn't the case for all with the name.
-- Anonymous User  12/8/2015

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