HeartMOR-is (UK); maw-REES (US and France)
English and French from Latin

Maurice Origin and Meaning

The name Maurice is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "dark-skinned".

In the USA, Maurice was in the Top 200 for most of the 20th century; since 1990, however, it has been on a slow and steady decline. This name has the potential for some old-school cute nicknames such as Mo as well as the more trendy Reece.

# 829 in the US

Maurice Rank in US Top 1000

Maurice Popularity

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Famous People Named Maurice

  • (Joseph)Maurice Ravel, French composer
  • Maurice Auguste ChevalierFrench actor and singer
  • Maurice Couve de MurvilleFrench Prime Minister
  • Maurice Ernest Gibblead singer of English band the Bee Gees
  • (Joseph Henri) Maurice "Rocket" RichardCanadian ice hockey player
  • Maurice BarrymoreAmerican actor
  • Maurice BenardAmerican actor
  • Maurice DurufleFrench composer
  • Frederick Maurice (F.M.) PowickeEnglish historian
  • Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard MaeterlinckBelgian playwright
  • Maurice FountainAmerican football player
  • Maurice HincheyAmerican politician
  • Maurice HurtAmerican football player
  • Maurice JarreFrench composer
  • Maurice LaMarcheCanadian voice actor
  • Maurice KottelatSwiss ichthyologist
  • Maurice JonesDrew, American football player
  • Maurice Micklewhitebirth name of English actor Michael Caine
  • MauricePrince of Orange, Dutch military strategist
  • Maurice Victor DonaldPrince of Battenberg, youngest grandson of Queen Victoria
  • Maurice Quentin de La TourFrench portrait artist
  • Maurice Bernard SendakAmerican children's writer
  • Maurice Alberto "Mo" RoccaAmerican comedian and TV personality
  • Maurice Samuel "Mo" VaughnAmerican baseball player
  • Maurice John Giblin "Mo" JohnstonScottish footballer
  • Maurice David Lightyson of Tayler Hill & David Lighty
  • Maurice MulthaupGerman footballer

Maurice in Pop Culture

  • "Maurice" novel by E.M. Forster
  • Maurice Mosscharacter on British TV's "The IT Crowd"
  • MauriceBelle's father in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"
  • Maurice Rodriguez aka Twistercharacter on animated series "Rocket Power"
  • Maurice Minnifieldcharacter from TV series "Northern Exposure"
  • MauriceSamantha Stephens' father on TV's "Bewitched"

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