- Monroe, James 1758-1831; 5th president of the U.S. (1817-25)
- Monroe, Marilyn (born Norma Jean Mortenson, later changed to Norma Jean Baker) 1926-62; U.S. film actress
city in N La.: pop. 53,000
Origin of Monroeafter James Monroe
A city of northeast-central Louisiana east of Shreveport. Founded in 1785, it is an industrial center.