Maurice: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Maurice

Maurice

Pronunciation: moh-REES, MOH-ris (key)

Origin of the name Maurice:

Derived from the Latin Mauritius (Moorish), a derivative of Maurus (a Moor). The Moors were a Muslim people of mixed Arab and Berber descent; thus the name came to mean "dark" or "swarthy" in reference to their coloring.

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Makes me think of a guy who drinks lattes, plays badminton, and shops at H&M.

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Nicknames for Maurice: | Edit

Maury, Morrie, Mo,Moey-Oey,Moey,Moe, Reece, Maur, Reese, Reesey, Reese's Peanut Butter

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Famous real-life people named Maurice: | Edit

Maurice "Rocket" Richard, hockey player
Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer
Maurice Gibb, singer with the Bee Gees
Maurice Sendak, author (Where the Wild Things Are)

Maurice in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Some people call me Maurice," line from Steve Miller's "The Joker"
Maurice, theatrical warlock father of Samantha in the 1960s sitcom "Bewitched".

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