German form of Maurice"dark-skinned"
Moritz Origin and Meaning
The name Moritz is a boy's name of German origin meaning "dark-skinned".
The unusual-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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Famous People Named Moritz
- Moritz (or Maurice)Prince of Anhalt,Dessau, son of Leopold I
- Moritz Franz Friedrich Constantin Alexander Heinrich August Carl AlbrechtPrince of Saxe,Altenburg; son of Duke Georg
- Moritz SteinschneiderCzech bibliographer and Orientalist
- Moritz MoszkowskiGerman composer and pianist
- Moritz Johann BleibtreuGerman actor
- (Friedrich Albert) Moritz SchlickGerman philosopher
- Moritz Wilhelm BöhringerGerman NFL player
- Moritz VolzGerman footballer
- (Victor) Moritz "Moe" WagnerGerman basketball player
- Moritz Horst LampertGerman golfer
- Moritz Johannes Axel Peter Meinrad (b. 1980)son of Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern
- Moritz Otto Wenzel Douglas (b. 1994)Swedish count; son of Archduchess Walburga Habsburg Douglas
- Moritz Emanuel Maria (b. 2003)Prince of Liechtenstein; grandson of Hans,Adam II
Moritz in Pop Culture
- Moritz Stiefelmain character in Broadway musical "Spring Awakening"