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135k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Maurice

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Dark Skinned
  • #504 All Time
Girls
Boys
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70k Morris (Latin)
< 1k Maurizio (Italian)
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< 1k Morrisa (American)
< 1k Maurus (Rumantsch)

How popular is the name "Maurice" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 93 0 93
1881 72 0 72
1882 102 0 102
1883 89 0 89
1884 115 0 115
1885 96 0 96
1886 97 0 97
1887 88 0 88
1888 100 0 100
1889 109 0 109
1890 102 0 102
1891 117 0 117
1892 137 0 137
1893 149 0 149
1894 125 0 125
1895 136 0 136
1896 127 0 127
1897 117 0 117
1898 148 5 143
1899 117 0 117
1900 193 0 193
1901 166 6 160
1902 187 0 187
1903 182 0 182
1904 174 8 166
1905 214 12 202
1906 206 9 197
1907 218 10 208
1908 249 8 241
1909 257 12 245
1910 288 5 283
1911 412 15 397 #99 boy name
1912 835 24 811 #95 boy name
1913 1,029 35 994 #95 boy name
1914 1,287 31 1,256 #94 boy name
1915 1,501 61 1,440
1916 1,643 59 1,584 #100 boy name
1917 1,602 48 1,554
1918 1,697 59 1,638
1919 1,529 56 1,473
1920 1,768 62 1,706
1921 1,797 54 1,743
1922 1,759 63 1,696
1923 1,765 53 1,712
1924 1,777 63 1,714
1925 1,644 59 1,585
1926 1,699 59 1,640
1927 1,558 64 1,494
1928 1,560 68 1,492
1929 1,422 48 1,374
1930 1,599 48 1,551
1931 1,545 51 1,494
1932 1,458 38 1,420
1933 1,356 47 1,309
1934 1,273 32 1,241
1935 1,261 29 1,232
1936 1,185 31 1,154
1937 1,094 25 1,069
1938 1,179 27 1,152
1939 1,036 19 1,017
1940 1,065 34 1,031
1941 1,052 25 1,027
1942 1,056 30 1,026
1943 1,130 25 1,105
1944 1,043 20 1,023
1945 931 20 911
1946 1,077 19 1,058
1947 1,166 23 1,143
1948 1,027 25 1,002
1949 1,184 31 1,153
1950 1,217 22 1,195
1951 1,147 29 1,118
1952 1,243 23 1,220
1953 1,244 20 1,224
1954 1,252 26 1,226
1955 1,237 16 1,221
1956 1,345 24 1,321
1957 1,409 21 1,388
1958 1,318 26 1,292
1959 1,380 23 1,357
1960 1,350 24 1,326
1961 1,453 15 1,438
1962 1,508 27 1,481
1963 1,510 20 1,490
1964 1,520 21 1,499
1965 1,439 21 1,418
1966 1,441 24 1,417
1967 1,549 21 1,528
1968 1,507 31 1,476
1969 1,594 23 1,571
1970 1,770 29 1,741
1971 1,730 28 1,702
1972 1,668 26 1,642
1973 1,462 23 1,439
1974 1,400 25 1,375
1975 1,403 18 1,385
1976 1,376 30 1,346
1977 1,466 28 1,438
1978 1,591 20 1,571
1979 1,616 25 1,591
1980 1,580 26 1,554
1981 1,661 16 1,645
1982 1,669 22 1,647
1983 1,703 19 1,684
1984 1,607 17 1,590
1985 1,584 25 1,559
1986 1,523 14 1,509
1987 1,501 31 1,470
1988 1,512 20 1,492
1989 1,433 12 1,421
1990 1,502 13 1,489
1991 1,308 7 1,301
1992 1,170 7 1,163
1993 1,116 5 1,111
1994 940 8 932
1995 893 5 888
1996 810 0 810
1997 827 0 827
1998 831 0 831
1999 734 0 734
2000 795 0 795
2001 717 0 717
2002 697 0 697
2003 757 0 757
2004 712 0 712
2005 661 0 661
2006 760 0 760
2007 707 0 707
2008 733 0 733
2009 636 0 636
2010 597 0 597
2011 577 0 577
2012 528 0 528
2013 499 0 499
2014 472 0 472

Want to know about the populiarty of Maurice? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 135,468 babies born with the name Maurice in the United States. That's more than enough Maurices to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 93 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Maurice" was in 1921 with a total of 1,743 babies. (That's a lot of baby Maurices)

According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Maurice" ranks #60 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 19 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1920. Across the entire United States a total of 1,768 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Maurice" mean? The list below shows the origins of Maurice as well as things modernly associated with the name Maurice such as celebrities named Maurice.

French

Origin and Meaning of Maurice

The name "Maurice" is of French origin, and it means "Dark Skinned". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Michael Caine

Michael Caine is an actor and author with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1953 to present. Michael was born in 1933 as Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, London, England, UK.

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Maury Povich

Maury Povich is a television presenter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to present. Maury was born in 1939 as Maurice Richard Povich in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Maurice Clarett

Maurice Clarett is a NFL player. Maurice was born in 1983 in Youngstown, Ohio.

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Maurice Ravel

Maurice was born in 1875.

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Maurice Gibb

Maurice Gibb is a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer specializing in rock, pop, blues rock, and progressive rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1955 to 2003. Maurice was born in 1949 as Maurice Ernest Gibb in Douglas, Isle of Man.

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Maurice Richard

Maurice Richard is an ice hockey player. Maurice was born in 1921 in Montreal, QC, CAN.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

U is for unique, your love of life.

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

Your name in reverse order is "Eciruam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ameircu". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Maurice born Aug 5, 1981

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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