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

The name Moritz is a boy's name of German origin meaning "dark-skinned". Moritz and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a Sibset With Middles".

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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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Famous People Named Moritz

Moritz (or Maurice), Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, son of Leopold I
Moritz Franz Friedrich Constantin Alexander Heinrich August Carl Albrecht, Prince of Saxe-Altenburg; son of Duke Georg
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
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

Pop Culture References for the name Moritz

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