The name Maurice is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "dark-skinned". Maurice is ranked #652 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Dark and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".
From the experts:
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.