Noreen Name Meaning And Popularity

The name Noreen means light and honour, and it has picked up in popularity because of the way it sounds.

The meaning of Noreen makes it a perfect choice for the soft girls that you know in life, and the popularity of Noreen will continue to rise as more and more people think of it as a retro name that they want to use. It has wavered in popularity over time because it has been seen as a very common name that is an offshoot of something like Doreen, and then it has fallen back down again because people are going back to the names of the period of their grandparents. In 2016 Noreen was not in the top 100 baby girls names in England.

Noreen has been split off into names like Nora, and that is a lot like the film director Nora Ephron. This could be a really interesting name for parents who want to shorten it to Noree, and it can give parents a name that is very unique because it does not score high on the popularity list. Noreen is the light and honourable name that you can give to girls in the family, and it can be shortened or used in altered form in something like Nora when you want.

Famous People Called Noreen

  • Noreen Corcoran – an American actress, dancer and singer in 1950s and 60s
  • Noreen Oliver – an English business woman from Nottingham and has an OBE (Order of the British Empire)
  • Noreen Murray – an English geneticist who helped to develop the first genetically-engineered vaccine approved for human use.

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