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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Dark Skin

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Maurice

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Maurice in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Maurice:

  • Records indicate that 131,740 boys in the United States have been named Maurice since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 1,751 people in the U.S. were given the name Maurice. Those people are now 100 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Maurice

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      4 Positive Comments

  • "we are planning on namimg our baby Maurice if its a boy, don't know anyone else with the name but love it. Becky uk" Oct. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Maurice, my father's name is Maurice and I have named one of my sons Muiris, the Irish form of the name." Dec. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maurice, my father's name is Maurice, his father's name is Maurice. I like the name very much, it sounds old fashioned and strong. I also enjoy the nickname Moe a lot too. I plan on naming my son Maurice if I'm blessed with a boy one day." Oct. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was my grandfather's name - he was born in 1920 and died in 2002. It's a great name but he was always known as "Maurie', never Maurice. Everyone from that era seemed to have their name abbreviated, like the Johns were always called "Jack"" Oct. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Maurice sounds a little old fashioned. Young people with that name are often seen as queer here in the States..." Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "A decent name, I knew a Maurice when I was 19, pretty decent guy, I'm familiar with the German form of the name Moritz, like the character of Moritz Benayoun , the Doctor who appeared in the Star Trek: Picard episode "Maps and Legends" From the Memory Alpha website it says about Dr. Benayoun that "Doctor Moritz Benayoun was a male Human physician that lived during the late 24th century. He was an old friend of Jean-Luc Picard; they served together aboard the USS Stargazer and remained friends for decades afterwards." played by David Paymer" Mar. 9, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Maurice; I grew up in Indiana and never heard my name pronounced "Mo reese" until I moved to Virginia. My parents pronounced my name "mor rus"" Apr. 6, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Morris. I just love the nickname Maurie and being called that." Oct. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pronounced identically with 'Morris' in the United Kingdom, whereas this spelling of the name, as Maurice, is pronounced by Americans in the French way as 'mo-reece', as shown by the French singer and actor Maurice Chevalier, who died in 1972 aged 84 years." May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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