Maurice meaning and origin

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Latin and Celtic
Usage: English, French, Irish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Meaning: Dark-skinned, Moorish, The One from Mauritania, The Moor and Muir Meaning Sea
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Frequently Used and Ever lasting unisex name Maurice means "Dark-skinned, Moorish, The One from Mauritania, The Moor or Muir Meaning Sea", rooted from Latin and Celtic is used in Irish, English, Danish, Norwegian, French, Swedish and Finnish. Maurice is French form of Mauritius.

Variants of Maurice

Maricio, Mauricia, Mauritius, Maurick

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Popularity of Maurice

Maurice was among the popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 137102 babies have been given the given name. When at its peak in 1914, it ranked 94th when 1743 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 233 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still going strong on charts. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 100 baby names 5 times Also, Maurice is an extremely popular in France where over 337678 new-borns have been given the name since 1900. Recently the name is rising, in 1917, 10042 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 9th position. Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 10 baby names 5 times

In Ireland, Maurice was once a common name since emerging in 1964 it has been given to over 2656 babies. At its zenith in 1967,. However after 56 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Also, Maurice is a common name in Belgium given to over 1222 babies in 24 years. Presently peaking at the charts, 161 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 50th position. Maurice is a familiar baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 2003, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 134 on boy names chart when 65 babies were given the name Maurice. There are over 906 babies that have been given the name Maurice in Switzerland. Also, in Netherlands, in just 3 years, it has made it to the top 300 names. Recently in 2018, 77 babies were given Maurice and it reached its peak ranking, 208 on boy names chart. Over 196 people have been named Maurice in Netherlands. Also, during its short run of just 1 years in New South Wales, it had made it to the top 100 names. In 1952, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 98 on boy names chart when 56 babies were given the name Maurice.

Maurice is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, although it has been in use since 1996 but could not make beyond the top 900. Over 344 people have been named Maurice in England and Wales. Maurice is a rare baby name in New South Wales, chances of it being still in use are very slim. However things change on global perspective, Maurice is extremely popular in DR Congo where every 1 in 700 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Cameroon, Canada, England, Rwanda, Kenya, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Nigeria, Chad, Burundi, Guinea, Benin, Egypt, Congo, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Ivory Coast. As per our research, over 920000 people has been named Maurice globally.

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Maurice in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Maurice

You want to know how everything works, how everything was created. You are often taken as crazy because of your fearlessness and courageous acts you take to achieve your aspirations. You should understand not everyone has the same expectations and wishes out of life and themselves. You don't share the usual opinion of things and the ordinary life perspective. People that don't give their best effort is what annoys you.

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Namesakes of Maurice

    Maurice Ravel, French composer, pianist and conductor
  • Maurice, was Byzantine Emperor from 582 to 602
  • Maurice Scève, French poet active
  • Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer and occasional playwright
  • Maurice Rouvier, French statesman of the "Opportunist" faction
  • Maurice Duplessis, served as the 16th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec
  • Maurice Greene, English composer and organist
  • Maurice Tourneux, French man of letters and bibliographer
  • Maurice de Guérin, French poet
  • Maurice André, French trumpeter
  • Maurice Abbot, English merchant of the East India Company and later a politician
  • Maurice Couve de Murville, French diplomat and politician
  • Maurice Yaméogo, first President of the Republic of Upper Volta
  • Maurice Noble, American animation production designer
  • Maurice Krafft,
  • Maurice O'Connor Drury, psychiatrist and follower of Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Maurice Spector, Chairman of the Communist Party of Canada and editor of its newspaper
  • Maurice Loewy, French astronomer
  • Maurice Watkins, former boxer from Houston, Texas
  • Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury, French Radical politician
  • Maurice Kendall, British statistician
  • Maurice Bedel, French novelist and essayist
  • Maurice Gorham, Irish journalist and broadcasting executive
  • Maurice Thorez, French politician and longtime leader of the French Communist Party
  • Maurice Lindsay, Scottish broadcaster, writer and poet
  • Maurice du Martheray, Swiss physician, amateur astronomer and poet
  • Maurice Baring, English man of letters, known as a dramatist, poet
  • Maurice Hewlett, English historical novelist, poet and essayist
  • Maurice Godelier, French anthropologist
  • Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor
  • Maurice Russell Brown, Canadian mining journalist
  • Maurice Nadon, 16th Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Maurice Murphy, British musician
  • Maurice Donnay, French dramatist
  • Maurice Webb, English architect of the early 20th century,
  • Maurice Delage, French composer and pianist
  • Maurice Schumann, French politician, journalist, writer
  • Maurice Webb, British Labour Party politician
  • Maurice Enright, Irish-American gangster and one of the earliest Chicago labor racketeers
  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French phenomenological philosopher
  • Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born British physicist and molecular biologist, and Nobel laureate whose research contributed to the scientific understanding of phosphorescence
  • Maurice Blanchot, French writer, philosopher, and literary theorist
  • Maurice René Fréchet, French mathematician
  • Maurice Ewing, American geophysicist and oceanographer
  • Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist
  • Maurice, third Lord Chancellor and Lord Keeper of England
  • Maurice Halbwachs, French philosopher and sociologist
  • Maurice de Broglie, French physicist
  • Maurice Cornforth, British Marxist philosopher
  • Maurice Couve de Murville, French-born British Roman Catholic bishop
  • Maurice Duverger, French jurist, sociologist and politician
  • Maurice Chevalier, French actor, cabaret singer and entertainer
  • Maurice Utrillo, French painter who specialized in cityscapes
  • Maurice Greene, American former track and field sprinter
  • Maurice Richard, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Maurice Papon, French civil servant from the 1930s
  • Maurice Duruflé, French composer, organist, and teacher
  • Maurice Barrès, French novelist, journalist and politician
  • Maurice Ashley, Jamaican-American chess grandmaster, author, commentator
  • Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian playwright, poet
  • Maurice Gibb, British musician, singer, songwriter

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