|Derivation||muir + gus|
|Meaning||"sea" + "choice"|
Muirgheas is a masculine given name in the Irish language. The name is composed of two elements: the first, muir, means "sea"; the second element, gus, means "choice". The name has been Anglicised to the etymologically unrelated Maurice. A contracted form of the name is Muiris (which is also a form of Maurice in Irish).
People with the name
- Muirgheas mac Aedh, (died 1021), Irish, king of Uí Díarmata
- Muirgheas Ua Cú Ceannainn, (died 1106), Irish, king of Uí Díarmata
- Muirgheas Ua hEidhin, (died 1180), Irish, king of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne
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