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Muirgheas - name.svg
Muirgheas in a Gaelic type, note the lenited g in the name (gh) once appeared in Irish orthography with a dot above it, as pictured.
Gender Masculine
Language(s) Irish
Language(s) Irish
Derivation muir + gus
Meaning "sea" + "choice"
Other names
Anglicisation(s) Maurice
See also Muiris

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).[1]

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 352, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1