Maura

Maura - A very unique female name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Maura appeared on the charts for the first time in 1930 on position #1842. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Maura and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Maura? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Maura. The baby girl name Maura was given to 111 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1400 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,732 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Maura peaked in popularity 55 years ago in 1964 on position 466.



Famous with this name

Carmen Maura
Maura Tierney
Giulia Maura


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Maura is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Maura is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #386 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,371.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Maura is where you live.


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Maura origin and meaning

Maura is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Maura, pop culture references for the name Maura and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Maura

We've found the following names that sound similar to Maura, sorted by popularity.

Mary / Maria / Marie / Mariah / Myra / Mayra / Mara / Mari / Moriah / Mireya /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121400
20111304
20101273
20091213
20081230
20071166
2006887
2005806
2004728
2003767
2002777
2001674
2000752
1999721
1998691
1997609
1996707
1995687
1994737
1993705
1992702
1991618
1990642
1989611
1988648
1987713
1986667
1985686
1984689
1983677
1982646
1981710
1980717
1979705
1978774
1977748
1976709
1975801
1974686
1973691
1972645
1971626
1970631
1969540
1968522
1967512
1966508
1965480
1964466
1963480
1962512
1961515
1960533
1959559
1958558
1957561
1956603
1955618
1954621
1953796
1952688
1951772
1950963
1949898
1948850
1947914
1946973
19451013
19441038
19431106
19421138
1941999
19401089
19391287
19381335
19371684
19351083
19331314
19321368
19301842

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania386
Massachusetts484
Maryland677
Missouri694
Ohio824
Wisconsin845
Illinois1143
Michigan1339
New York1554
Florida2216
Texas3072
California3371

Even more about Maura


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Maura a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Maura?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1964
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Maura
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 12,732
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1930
2012 births +111

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