Meaning:dark-skinned or Moorish
A variant of Maurice, Maurin is a masculine name rooted in the Moore people whose impact still resonates across European art and culture. From the Latin maurus, Maurin means "moorish" or "dark-skinned," originally in reference to the ancient Berbers who expanded from North Africa to capture the Iberian Peninsula. During their reign, the territory that now forms Spain and Portugal thrived. Arts and education flourished, and the echoes of this prosperity can still be felt in the architecture of Granada today. In one swoop, Maurin captures a rich history of diversity and expansion, both of the mind and of an entire culture.
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