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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maire

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  1. A female given name from Irish, anglicisation of Irish Máire (“Mary”).
  2. A surname​.

Maire was also found in the following language(s): Estonian and Finnish

Notable Persons Named Maire

Notable Persons Named Maire

Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan is a folk music of ireland, celtic music, new-age music, and contemporary christian music singing, songwriter, record producer, and harp. She holds the title Against the Wind" and Perfect Time". She was most prominent from 1970 to present. Moya was given the name Máire Philomena Ní Bhraonáin on August 4th, 1952 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. Moya is also known as Máire Brennan, Máire Jarvis, The Voice of Clannad", and First Lady of Celtic Music".

Maire O'Neill

Maire O'Neill was an actress. Her career lasted from 1905 to 1952. Maire was given the name Mary Allgood on January 12th, 1885 in Dublin. She left this life on November 2nd, 1952.

Máire Drumm

She holds the title Vice President of Sinn Féin and Vice President ofSinn Féin. Máire was given the name Máire McAleer on November 22nd, 1919 in Newry. She passed away on October 28th, 1976.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is a Member European Court of Auditors, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, Science, MemberEuropean Court of Auditors, Minister for Equality, Law Reform, Minister for Justice, Minister for Tourism, Transport, Communications, Minister for the Gaelta. Máire was born on September 5th, 1950 in Carna, County Galway, Ireland.

Máire Whelan

Máire Whelan is an Attorney General of Ireland. Máire was born in Kinvara.

Máire Ní Chinnéide

Máire Ní Chinnéide was a Camogie Association of Ireland. Máire was born on January 17th, 1879 in Rathmines. She left this life on May 25th, 1967.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Maire

Notable Persons With the Last Name Maire

Bruno Le Maire

Bruno Le Maire is a Member of the French National Assembly for Eure, Member of theFrench National AssemblyforEure, French Minister of Agriculture, and Ministry of Agriculture (France). Bruno was born on April 15th, 1969 in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Isaac Le Maire

Isaac was born in 1558. He died in 1624.

Maximilian le Maire

Andre Maire

Andre was born in 1898. He died in 1984.

Nicolas Remy Maire

Nicolas was born in 1800. He died in 1878.

Benoît Maire

Benoît Maire is a in the fields of film, sculpture, painting, and photography. Benoît was born on October 22nd, 1978 in Pessac.

  • Rene Maire

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maire U.S.
  White 90.91% 64.26%
  African American 3.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maire

People with the last name Maire are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Maire

  • How Popular is the name Maire? Maire is the 11,792nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Maire was the 35,812th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maire have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 883 babies born with the first name Maire in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maire to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maire? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Maire first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maire is Wednesday, March 8th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Maire born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maire was in 1997 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Maire Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maire is not a popular baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Maire: The name spelled backwards is Eriam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ermia. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maire? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 627 people with the last name Maire.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maire? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Maire as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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