Maurice

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EtymologyEdit

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.
    • 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 patronymic surname​.

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  • IPA(key): /mo.ʁis/
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Maurice

  1. Mauritius (country)
  2. A male given name