Name Maurice Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Maurice

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Maurice is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Maurice?

Maurice is a French variant of the name Maurus.

What does the name Maurice mean?

Maurice means “dark-skinned”, “Moorish” and “from Mauritania” (originally from ancient Greek “maurós/μαυρός” = dark/unknown).

Pronunciation of Maurice

Notable people with the name

  • Nobles and sovereigns: Saint Maurice (died 287), Roman legionary and Christian martyr · Maurice I (c. 1145 - c. 1211), Count of Oldenburg · Maurice of Inchaffray (14th century), Scottish cleric · Maurice of Saxony (1521 - 1553), Duke and Elector · Maurice of Saxe-Lauenburg (1551 - 1612), Duke · Maurice of Orange (1567 - 1625), stadtholder of the Netherlands · Maurice of Hesse-Kassel (1572 - 1632), Landgrave · Maurice of Savoy (1593 - 1657), prince and cardinal · Maurice of Saxe-Zeitz (1619 - 1681), Duke · Prince Maurice (1620 - 1652), Count Palatine of the Rhine · Maurice of the Netherlands (1843 - 1850), prince of Orange-Nassau · Maurice Gamelin (1872 - 1958), French general · Maurice of Battenberg (1891 - 1914), prince and member of the British royal family
  • Athletes: Maurice Garin (1871 - 1957), French cyclist · Maurice McLoughlin (1890 - 1957), U.S. tennis player · Maurice Cottenet (1895 - 1972), French soccer player · Maurice Dewaele (1896 - 1952), Belgian cyclist · Maurice Mandrillon (1902 - 1981), French cross-country skier · Maurice Dupuis (1914 - 1977), French soccer player · Maurice Trintignant (1917 - 2005), French auto racing driver · Maurice Richard (1921 - 2000), Canadian ice hockey player · Maurice Norman (born 1934), British soccer player · Maurice Colclough (1953 - 2006), British rugby union player · Maurice Cheeks (born 1956), U.S. basketball player · Maurice Banach (1967 - 1991), German soccer player · Maurice Smith (born 1980), Jamaican decathlete · Maurice Ross (born 1981), Scottish soccer player · Maurice Weber (born 1981), German boxer · Maurice Vrijmoed (born 1988), Dutch bicycle racer · Maurice Stuckey (born 1990), German basketball player · Maurice Exslager (born 1991), German soccer player
  • Artists, musicians and actors: Maurice Scève (c. 1500 - 1560), French poet · Maurice Greene (1696 - 1755), English Baroque composer · Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704 - 1788), French painter · Maurice Sand (1823 - 1889), French writer and illustrator · Maurice Mac-Nab (1856 - 1889), French poet and singer · Maurice Prendergast (1858 - 1924), U.S. painter · Maurice Yvain (1891 - 1965), French composer · Maurice Cloche (1907 - 1990), French film director · Maurice Ascalon (1913 - 2003), Israeli artist · Maurice Teynac (1915 - 1992), French actor · Maurice Tillieux (1921 - 1978), Belgian comic strip artist · Maurice Jarre (1924 - 2009), French composer · Maurice Béjart (1927 - 2007), French dancer · Maurice Sendak (1928 - 2012), U.S. illustrator · Maurice Vander (1929 - 2017), French jazz pianist - Maurice Gee (1931), New Zealand writer · Maurice Poli (1933 - 2020), French actor · Maurice Merle (1945 - 2003), French jazz saxophonist · Philip Remy (born 1962), German filmmaker · Maurice Karl (1978 - 2000), German actor
  • Others: Maurice de Sully (1110 - 1196), French theologian · Maurice Raynaud (1834 - 1881), French physician · Maurice Couette (1858 - 1943), French physicist · Maurice Turrettini (1878 - 1932), Swiss architect · Maurice Kraitchik (1882 - 1957), Belgian mathematician · Maurice Duplessis (1890 - 1959), Canadian politician · Maurice Wilson (1898 - 1934), British adventurer · Maurice Frydman (1901 - 1976), Indian independence fighter · Maurice Fischer (1903 - 1965), Israeli diplomat · Maurice de Gandillac (1906 - 2006), French philosopher · Maurice Wilkins (1916 - 2004), New Zealand physicist · Maurice Herzog (1919 - 2012), French mountaineer · Maurice Cantor (1921 - 2016), French bishop · Maurice Michael Otunga (1923 - 2003), Kenyan theologian · Maurice Obstfeld (born 1952), U.S. economist · Maurice Cummins (born 1953), Irish politician · Maurice Pedergnana (born 1964), Swiss economist

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Popularity of the name Maurice

The name Maurice is ranked #4065 overall.

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