Máire: baby girl name meaning and popularity


The Irish version of Mary, meaning "bitter." But there's no way your sweet little Máire will ever be bitter ... though she may get a little salty from time to time. (Especially if someone mispronounces her name, which sounds like "Maura.")


Oddly enough, in Ireland, the diminutive of Máire is Máirin, pronounced like "Maureen."

Famous people named Máire:

Singer Máire Brennan; first female President of Ireland, Máire Róibín (Mary Robinson); actress Maire O'Neill.

Fun fact:

"Máire" is also the French word for "mayor."

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