Monroe - Meaning of Monroe
[ 2 syll. mo-nroe, mon-r-oe ] The baby boy name Monroe is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being somewhat more common. It is pronounced in English as MahN-ROW †. Monroe is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Celtic. The name is of the meaning from the red swamp.
Monroe is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1905 with 0.055% of baby boys being given the name Monroe. Its ranking then was #215. The baby name has since experienced a marked loss in popularity, and is currently of infrequent use. Among all boy names in its group, Monroe was nonetheless the most commonly used in 2018. Though Monroe is somewhat used more commonly as a girl name today, there was a period before 1971 that it was more popular with boys. From 2012 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Monroe.
Baby names that sound like Monroe include Munro, Munroe, Munrow, Munrowe, Macmurry, MacNair, MacNaire, Macnair, Macnaire, Magnarr, Magner, Magnor, McNair, MacHenry, Machenry, MacMurray, Macmurray, Mamorew, Mamoroo, and Mamorou.
† 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)"