Name: Monroe

Origin and Meaning of the Name Monroe

  • Meaning:
    Mouth of the River Roe
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  • Meaning:
    Mouth of the River Roe
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    (mun RO)
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    Transferred used of the Scottish surname, usually spelled Munro. The ancestors of the Scottish Munros are said to have originally come from Ireland, apparently from a settlement by the River Roe in County Derry; their name is therefore supposed to be derived from Gaelic "bun Rotha" (mouth of the Roe).

    James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Surname of iconic American actress Marilyn Monroe.

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