Name: Maurice

Origin and Meaning of the Name Maurice

  • Meaning:
    Moor
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MOR is); (mo REES)
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Miscellaneous Info for Maurice

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The name of an early saint, and used by Christians of the Roman empire.

    More modern examples of the name Maurice include musician and member of the 'BeeGees' Maurice Gibb, impressionist composer Maurice Ravel and Nobel Prize winning author Maurice Maeterlinck.

    St. Maurice is the patron saint of the Swiss Guard. The Swiss city of St. Moritz was named in his honour.

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