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Gender: Male Meaning of Moritz: "dark-skinned" Origin of Moritz: German form of Maurice

Moritz Origin and Meaning

The name Moritz is a boy's name of German origin meaning "dark-skinned".

The exotic-to-the-English-ear Moritz is a Top 20 name in Germany and a form of Maurice or Morris, which are modern variations of the ancient Roman Maurus. There were several early saints named Maurus and a famous 3rd century Saint Maurice, who was a Roman infantryman who was martyred when he refused to worship Roman gods. The Moritz form also references the posh Swiss ski resort St. Moritz.

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