Maurice

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Etymology[edit]

From French Maurice, from Late Latin Mauritius, derived from Maurus (Moor; dark, swarthy). Popularized by a 3rd-century Roman soldier martyr.

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Maurice

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Morris.
    • 1951 Graham Greene, The End of the Affair, Viking Press, page 5:
      For some reason I am a man known by his surname; I might never have been christened for all the use my friends make of the rather affected Maurice my literary parents gave me.
  2. A surname originating as a patronymic, equivalent to English Morris.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɔ.ʁis/, /mo.ʁis/
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Proper noun[edit]

Maurice ?

  1. Mauritius (an island and country in East Africa, in the Indian Ocean)
  2. a male given name, Maurice, equivalent to English Morris

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Maurice
  • English: Morris