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

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.

Famous People Named Moritz

Moritz Steinschneider, Czech bibliographer and Orientalist
Moritz Moszkowski, German composer and pianist
Moritz Johann Bleibtreu, German actor
(Friedrich Albert) Moritz Schlick, German philosopher
Moritz Wilhelm Böhringer, German NFL player
Moritz Volz, German footballer
(Victor) Moritz "Moe" Wagner, German basketball player
Moritz Horst Lampert, German golfer

Pop Culture References for the name Moritz

Moritz Stiefel, main character in Broadway musical "Spring Awakening"