Monroe - Meaning of Monroe
[ 2 syll. mo-nroe, mon-r-oe ] The baby girl name Monroe is also used as a boy name, though it is slightly more popular for girls. It is pronounced MahN-ROW (English) †. Monroe is of Celtic origin. The name Monroe means 'woman from the river'.
Monroe is rather popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as rather trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2010s; prior to that, it was of only sporadic use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2018, 0.027% of baby girls were named Monroe. It had a ranking of #603 then. Out of all girl names in its family, Monroe was the most widely used in 2018. Although Monroe is somewhat used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1971 that it was more popular with boys. After 2012, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys.
A baby name that sounds like Monroe is the name Mountgomery.
† Pronunciation for Monroe: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"