Maurice (given name)

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Gender Masculine
Word/name Mauritius
Other names
Related names Moritz, Maurizio, Mauro, Mauricio, Morris

Maurice is a traditionally masculine given name. It originates as a French name derived from the Latin Mauritius or Mauricius and was subsequently used in other languages. Its popularity is due to Mauritius, a saint of the Theban Legion (died 287). Mauritius is otherwise attested as a given name of the Roman Empire period, in origin meaning "one from Mauritania", i.e. "the Moor".

Forms in other languages include: Spanish Mauricio, Italian Maurizio, Dutch Maurits, Greek Μαυρίκιος (Mavrikios), Russian Маврикий (Mavrikiy), German Moritz, English Morris.

List of people with the given name Maurice[edit]

Late Antiquity to Middle Ages
Early Modern

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