Maurice is a traditional name of Latin origin. Steeped in history with famous saints and Roman soldiers, this name has been woven through people’s lives for centuries. Coming from the root of the Moore people, this name means "dark-skinned" and "Moorish." For much of the 20th-century, Maurice was a popular boy’s name before declining in the 1990s. In the modern era, Maurice has been somewhat rejuvenated by also becoming a girl’s name. Maurice also provides many cute nicknames such as Mo and perhaps the more trendy Reece.
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