I know one Monroe, a 60+ year old man. I can’t see this on a child.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2021
Awful name. Strongly dislike, sorry.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2020
Feminine. I know the nicest little female Monroe! Except she is MIN-roe. Spelled the same.
― Anonymous User  12/10/2020
I think it sounds rather pretentious as a first name. Also, how the hell is this feminine?
someone-  10/2/2020
I used to think that Munroe was a girl name. But now I think its unisex.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2020
Please don’t do this to a poor child. I would absolutely hate being stuck with this name!
― Anonymous User  9/26/2020
In modern times, this name can also be FEMININE, making it UNISEX -- as it is SEEN on the USA chart.
Also in the UK, 38 girls and 19 boys are called MONROE in 2018.
The gender should be CHANGED to "Masculine & Feminine". [noted -ed]
LionB3  5/17/2020
Also used as a girl's name more often in recent times.
Feiticeiro  8/20/2019
I honestly thought Monroe was a girl's name and would never have considered it for a boy, not masculine enough in my opinion- sounds feminine. I love it for a girl.
Bowstreet  4/5/2019
Monroe is the name of Nick Burkhart's closest Wesen friend on the TV shoe "Grimm," played by Silas Weir Mitchell. For a while, people thought he was consistently being referred to as his last name, but Monroe is in fact his first name. His last name was never revealed on the show.
erb816  3/31/2019
I named my son Monroe Ellis H. I like the masculine sound to it. We call him Mo a lot though.
Hoover1002  11/25/2018
The name Monroe was given to 132 boys in the U.S. in 2017.
Lady_Skywalker  11/16/2018
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Monroe who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 2, 461st most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
Some people choose this due to the association with Marilyn Monroe. It's unfair to name your kid after Marilyn Monroe (a stage name, obviously). Norma was an early example of a regular-looking girl getting cosmetic surgery and bleaching her hair to contribute to America's already overly sexualized cesspool of ditzy Hollywood females. Have some class.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2018
Famous bearer Marilyn Monroe.
Curious me  7/23/2018
My grandfather’s name was Wilson Monroe Baker, born Feb 4, 1900. He was 72 when I was born and he and my grandmother raised me. He was the kindest, most loving “papa” I had- he was the only Papa I had. I have many wonderful memories of him and Ethel (Pilcher) my grandmother. If we had been blessed with a son, his name would have been Baker Monroe Claxton.
Bakersgdtr  3/24/2018
The name Monroe was given to 416 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Monroe are male.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2017
128 boys were named Monroe in the US in 2016. It's a great name for a boy, very cute when they are little and very handsome and manly when they are grown. Terrible on girls though.
Lady_Skywalker  5/15/2017
The late heiress Casey Johnson adopted a daughter and named her Ava Monroe. Later, her fiancee Tila Tequila named her daughter Isabella Monroe.
EstherTester  1/26/2017
My daughter's middle name is Monroe. I just realized looking her name up I gave her a masculine name. London Monroe. And her sister's name is Charleston Sofia. But I like it because they are unique.
shaylalapoint  10/31/2016
Monroe is a main character in the 2011 NBC series 'Grimm'. He is a Blutbad (a werewolf, essentially) and a friend and ally of Nick Burkhardt. He is portrayed by American actor Silas Weir Mitchell.
Feorsteorra  10/1/2016
"Monroe," which is my own name, has been a male name in my family for at least four generations. My great grandfather, born in 1854 was the first of whom I know. According to, 99.9% of the Monroes in the United States are male; I am guessing that the source is the most recent census, but I may be wrong about that. Outside of my family, I have encountered only perhaps a dozen Monroes in the last 60 years, all of them males.
Monroe  8/28/2016
Such a strange name to me. A little boy on Spongebob was named Monroe.
firestar11  8/20/2016
The name Monroe was given to 141 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
I see this name as extremely masculine, mostly because of James Monroe Iglehart (he plays Genie in the Broadway version of Aladdin). I honestly had no idea it was even remotely popular for girls.
actingfun  4/14/2016
One of my cousins gave this hideous name to his daughter two years ago. It's ugly and it doesn't even sound feminine. And if it's after Marilyn Monroe, what's so goddamn bad about using Marilyn? Granted, it is an ugly name, but Monroe is way uglier and trashier.
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/23/2016
I find the name Monroe to be very sexy-smart.
When I think of the name Monroe I visualize a women.
A beautiful skinny rock star chick with lots of piercings and tattoos, wearing bad ass glasses.
I love this name because of the picture it can paint in my head.
And I love the picture I see. Monroe fo sho:)
America all the wayy  3/20/2015
Pronounced mon-roe.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2014
Jackson's son is named Monroe too, I think.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2013
I think this is a great name! I like it, its simple, yet different than typical names like Jacob or Nick. It also seems like a great name to grow up with. I would consider this for a first or middle name.
blueeyesparkle  12/26/2012
Monroe Ficus was a main character on the 80s American television series "Too Close for Comfort".
― Anonymous User  3/19/2012
Mariah Carey named her daughter Monroe, sans middle name, after her idol Marilyn Monroe. I can appreciate why she chose it, but I don't like Monroe on a girl. I love it on a boy.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2011
I'm beginning to enjoy the name Monroe, for a boy. I think it's classic, mature, and ages well.
MaggieHamFan  11/10/2011
I know a poor girl by the full name of Madison Monroe _____.
I had no idea this incredibly masculine name was even acceptable for a female middle name until I met her. She has the most butch, horrid name I've ever heard on a girl.
That aside, I love this name on a boy, but it sounds better as a surname.
DaphneSusan  11/6/2010
Jackson Rathbone's full name is actually Monroe Jackson Rathbone V. He plays Jasper Hale in the Twilight movies.
randomlyKeira  6/14/2009
I hate this as a first name. It sounds awfully pretentious, and it makes me think of the unlucky character in MAD magazine.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
I love Monroe as a middle name.
heartagram666  8/23/2007
I know someone named Monroe (I think they spelt it Munroe, I'm not sure). His last name was Shume, so now whenever I hear the name 'Monroe,' I think of the word mushroom, and I think of Munroe Shume. ^^
bobcat_explorer  1/30/2007
I think that Monroe would be great as a middle name! Amity Monroe, too cute!
Taydbug112  11/30/2006
Did you know President Monroe was actually related to Marilyn Monroe (who took the name Monroe from her mother's maiden name)?
lindamaree  3/8/2006
I love this name a lot for a girl. I first heard it in a movie I have forgotten the name of. Last of the Mohicans! I have just remembered. (Remember, the chick who threw herself off the cliff? And her sister is yelling, "Muuuuun rooooooooooeeeeeeee").
lindamaree  3/8/2006

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