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Gender: M Meaning of Maurice: "dark-skinned" Origin of Maurice: Latin Maurice's Popularity in 2013: #528

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Last popular in the 1870s, Maurice (pronounced morris in the UK, more-eese here) isn't planning a return any time soon.

Famous People Named Maurice

Maurice Chevalier, French actor, film star, and singer
Maurice Couve de Murville, French Foreign Minister (1958-68) and Prime Minister (1968-69)
Maurice Barrymore, American actor
Maurice Benard, American actor
Maurice Durufle, French composer
Maurice Fountain, American football player
Maurice Hinchey, American politician
Maurice Hurt, American football player
Maurice Jarre, French composer
Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player
Maurice, Prince of Orange, Dutch military strategist
Maurice Quentin de La Tour, French portrait artist
Maurice Ravel, French composer
Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian hockey player
Maurice Sendak, American children's writer

Pop Culture References for the Name Maurice

Maurice - main character in 1914 novel Maurice by E.M. Forster
Maurice Moss, character on British sitcom The IT Crowd
Belle's father in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"
Maurice Rodriguez, real name of Twister, a character from Rocket Power
Maurice Minnifield, character from TV series "Northern Exposure"

Maureese, Mauriece, Maurin, Mauritz, Mauro, Mo, Moreese, Morrice, Morris, Morry, Moss

Maurice's International Variations

Mauridsje, Maurids (Dutch) Mortiz (German) Moris (Greek) Moricz (Hungarian) Muiris (Irish Gaelic) Maurycy, Maury (Polish) Mauricio (Portuguese) Mavriki (Russian) Maurits (Scandinavian) Maurisio, Maurecio, Richo, Maurizio, Mauritio, Maricio (Spanish) Meurig, Morys (Welsh)