Meaning:Of Maurice; Dark-skinned or Moorish
Maurits is a striking masculine name for helping baby stand out among their pals. Rooted in Latin Maurice, it pays tribute to the inhabitants of the ancient African kingdom Mauretania, now Algeria and North Africa. While under Roman rule in 40 CE, Roman soldiers called the indigenous people Moors or Mauri, hence the name's meaning "dark-skinned" or "Moorish." Maurits is as rare as they come and one-of-a-kind!
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