Maurice Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Maurice
Maury, Morrie, Mo,Moey-Oey,Moey,Moe, Reece, Maur, Reese, Reesey, Reese's Peanut Butter
- Meanings and history of the name Maurice
Maurice first appears as the name of a Byzantine emperor in the 6th century and derives from the Greek Maurikios. It does NOT derive from Latin Maurus. The latinized version of Maurikios is Mauricius and that is the actual source of the name Maurice.
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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
"Some people call me Maurice," line from Steve Miller's "The Joker"
Maurice, theatrical warlock father of Samantha in the 1960s sitcom "Bewitched".