Maurice

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Maurice comes from Late Latin Mauritius, a Roman name, a derivative of Maurus meaning “dark-skinned” in reference to someone who came from the country of Mauritania or who was of Moorish descent. It derives from Ancient Greek mauros (black, dark). Maurice is also an English and French derived from the given name.

Origin: Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Maurus (Late Roman)
  • Mauro (Italian, Portuguese/Brazilian)
  • Maurizio (Italian)
  • Maurice (French, English)
  • Mauritius (Late Roman)
  • Morris (English)
  • Maurits (Dutch)
  • Mauri (Finnish)
  • Moritz (German)
  • Móric (Hungarian)
  • Muiris (Irish)
  • Maurycy (Polish)
  • Maurício (Portuguese)
  • Mauricio (Spanish)
  • Meurig (Welsh)
  • Meuric (Welsh)
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    Female forms:

  • Maura (Italian, Spanish, Late Roman)

 

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