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Maureen (F)>

Maureen (female)

Variants:Màiri (F) Máirin (F) Moira (F) Moyra (F)
Pet Name(s):Mo (F) Reenie (F)
Pet Name for:Máire (F)
Derivative of:Mary (F)
Can be spelt:Maurene (F) Maurine (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP

Irish and English.

Maureen is an Anglicized form of Máirin, as are Moira/Moyra. Máirin is a pet name for the Irish Gaelic name Máire (a variant of Maria/Mary [q.v.]).

NB Maureen is not a spelling variant of Moreen.  This is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Móirin a pet name for Mór.