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Origin: France
Region Origin: Western Europe

Maurice is a boy's name of Latin origin, meaning "dark-skinned" or "Moorish". It is derived from the Latin name "Maurus," which is also associated with various early Christian saints. The name Maurice has been used in different forms in several languages and cultures, including French, English, and Italian. The name Maurice has its roots in early Christianity, as "Maurus" was borne by various early Christian saints, mostly likely due to its etymological connection to the Latin word "maurus," meaning "black" or "dark". The name was later popularized in Italy and Portugal, where it was a variation of the late Roman name "Marius". The name Maurice has experienced fluctuations in popularity over the years, with its peak occurring in the early 20th century.

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