Maurice name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Maurice

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  1. A submission from Alaska, U.S. says the name Maurice means "Star of the deep blue sea" and is of American origin.
  2. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Maurice is of Jamaican origin and means "Mature".
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From Late Latin Mauritius, derived from Maurus (“Moor; dark, swarthy”). Popularized by a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyr.

  1. A male given name from Latin.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Maurice was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Maurice

Notable Persons Named Maurice

Sir Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine is an actor and author. He was most prominent from 1950 to present. Michael was given the name Maurice Joseph Micklewhite on March 14th, 1933 in Rotherhithe, London, England.

Maurice Gibb

Maurice Gibb was a musician. He plays Rickenbacker 4001, Gibson EDS-1275, Fender Precision Bass, Fender Stratocaster, and Rickenbacker 325. He was most active from 1955 to 2003. Maurice was given the name Maurice Ernest Gibb on December 22nd, 1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man. He breathed his last breath on January 12th, 2003.

The Earl of Stockton

The Earl of Stockton was an office holder. The was given the name Maurice Harold Macmillan on February 10th, 1894 in Belgravia, Middlesex, England. He died on December 29th, 1986.

Maurice White

Maurice White was a soul music, funk, rhythm, blues, and jazz musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, and arrangement. He plays Vocals, drums, and Mbira. His most notable accomplishments were from 1961 to 2014. Maurice was born on December 19th, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Maurice is also known as Reese. He left this life on February 3rd, 2016.

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche is a voice actor and stand-up comedian. Maurice was born on March 30th, 1958 in Toronto.

Maury Povich

Maury Povich is a television presenter. He was most prominent from 1962 to present. Maury was given the name Maurice Richard Povich on January 17th, 1939 in Washington, D.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maurice

Notable Persons With the Last Name Maurice


Maurice is a monarch. He holds the title Emperor of the Byzantine Empire and Emperorof theByzantine Empire. His career lasted from 582 to 602.

Saint Maurice

He holds the title Martyr. Saint was born in 3 in Thebes, Egypt. Saint is also known as Saint Mauritius. He left this life in 287.

Count of Saxony Maurice

Count of Saxony Maurice was royalty. He holds the title Count of Saxony and Marshal General of France. Count was born as the child of Augustus II the Strong and Maria Aurora von Königsmarck on October 28th, 1696 in Goslar. He left this life on November 20th, 1750.

Frederick Denison Maurice

Frederick Denison Maurice was a priest in church of england, theologian, author, professor, church of england, and priest inchurch of england. Frederick was born on August 29th, 1805 in Normanston, Suffolk. He breathed his last breath on April 1st, 1872.

Jean-Eudes Maurice

Jean-Eudes Maurice is a soccer player for the Ermis Aradippou, UJA Maccabi Paris Métropole, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., RC Lens, Le Mans FC, Chennaiyin FC, Nea Salamis Famagusta FC, Hà Nội F.C. (2011), and Haiti national football team. Jean-Eudes was born on June 21st, 1986 in Alfortville, France.

Prince Maurice

He holds the title Prince of the Netherlands and Prince of Orange-Nassau. Prince was born as the child of William III of the Netherlands and Sophie of Württemberg on September 15th, 1843 in Noordeinde Palace. He passed away on June 4th, 1850.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maurice U.S.
  White 64.15% 64.26%
  African American 28.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maurice

People with the last name Maurice are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Maurice

  • What name lists does Maurice rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Maurice? Maurice is the 524th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maurice was the 8,430th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maurice have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 137,448 babies born with the first name Maurice in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maurice to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maurice? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 93 new born babies.
  • When was Maurice first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maurice is Saturday, March 2nd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Maurice born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maurice was in 1921 with a total of 1,743 babies. That's a lot of babies named Maurice!
  • Random Maurice Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maurice ranks 67th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 25 babies in South Dakota have the same name in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Maurice: The name spelled backwards is Eciruam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Uicmare. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maurice? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,919 people with the last name Maurice.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maurice? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Maurice as their last name.
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