Maurice

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136k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maurice

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

Wiktionary

From Late Latin Mauricius, derived from Maurus (“Moor; dark, swarthy”). Popularized by a 3rd century Roman soldier martyr.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Maurice was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Maurice

Sir Michael Caine is an actor and author. He was most prominent from 1950 to present. Michael was given the name Maurice Joseph Micklewhite on March 14th, 1933 in Rotherhithe, London, England.

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Maurice Gibb was a musician. He plays Rickenbacker 4001, Gibson EDS-1275, Fender Precision Bass, Fender Stratocaster, and Rickenbacker 325. He was most active from 1955 to 2003. Maurice was given the name Maurice Ernest Gibb on December 22nd, 1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man. He breathed his last breath on January 12th, 2003.

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The Earl of Stockton was an office holder. The was given the name Maurice Harold Macmillan on February 10th, 1894 in Belgravia, Middlesex, England. He died on December 29th, 1986.

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Maurice White was a soul music, funk, rhythm, blues, and jazz musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, and arrangement. He plays Vocals, drums, and Mbira. His most notable accomplishments were from 1961 to 2014. Maurice was born on December 19th, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Maurice is also known as Reese. He left this life on February 3rd, 2016.

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Maurice LaMarche is a voice actor and stand-up comedian. Maurice was born on March 30th, 1958 in Toronto.

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Maury Povich is a television presenter. He was most prominent from 1962 to present. Maury was given the name Maurice Richard Povich on January 17th, 1939 in Washington, D.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Maurice

Maurice is a monarch. He holds the title Emperor of the Byzantine Empire and Emperorof theByzantine Empire. His career lasted from 582 to 602.

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He holds the title Martyr. Saint was born in 3 in Thebes, Egypt. Saint is also known as Saint Mauritius. He left this life in 287.

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Count of Saxony Maurice was royalty. He holds the title Count of Saxony and Marshal General of France. Count was born as the child of Augustus II the Strong and Maria Aurora von Königsmarck on October 28th, 1696 in Goslar. He left this life on November 20th, 1750.

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Frederick Denison Maurice was a priest in church of england, theologian, author, professor, church of england, and priest inchurch of england. Frederick was born on August 29th, 1805 in Normanston, Suffolk. He breathed his last breath on April 1st, 1872.

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Jean-Eudes Maurice is a soccer player for the Ermis Aradippou, UJA Maccabi Paris Métropole, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., RC Lens, Le Mans FC, Chennaiyin FC, Nea Salamis Famagusta FC, Hà Nội F.C. (2011), and Haiti national football team. Jean-Eudes was born on June 21st, 1986 in Alfortville, France.

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He holds the title Prince of the Netherlands and Prince of Orange-Nassau. Prince was born as the child of William III of the Netherlands and Sophie of Württemberg on September 15th, 1843 in Noordeinde Palace. He passed away on June 4th, 1850.

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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 #99 boy name
1917 1,602 48 1,554
1918 1,696 59 1,637
1919 1,529 56 1,473
1920 1,770 62 1,708
1921 1,797 54 1,743
1922 1,759 63 1,696
1923 1,764 53 1,711
1924 1,777 63 1,714
1925 1,645 59 1,586
1926 1,699 59 1,640
1927 1,556 64 1,492
1928 1,561 68 1,493
1929 1,424 48 1,376
1930 1,600 48 1,552
1931 1,545 51 1,494
1932 1,457 38 1,419
1933 1,357 47 1,310
1934 1,272 32 1,240
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 1,051 25 1,026
1942 1,056 30 1,026
1943 1,130 25 1,105
1944 1,044 20 1,024
1945 931 20 911
1946 1,077 19 1,058
1947 1,165 23 1,142
1948 1,028 25 1,003
1949 1,183 31 1,152
1950 1,219 22 1,197
1951 1,148 29 1,119
1952 1,244 23 1,221
1953 1,242 20 1,222
1954 1,254 26 1,228
1955 1,238 16 1,222
1956 1,344 24 1,320
1957 1,410 21 1,389
1958 1,319 26 1,293
1959 1,380 23 1,357
1960 1,350 24 1,326
1961 1,454 15 1,439
1962 1,508 27 1,481
1963 1,510 20 1,490
1964 1,522 21 1,501
1965 1,439 21 1,418
1966 1,440 24 1,416
1967 1,550 21 1,529
1968 1,507 31 1,476
1969 1,593 23 1,570
1970 1,771 29 1,742
1971 1,730 28 1,702
1972 1,667 26 1,641
1973 1,464 23 1,441
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 1,617 25 1,592
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 1,585 25 1,560
1986 1,523 14 1,509
1987 1,502 31 1,471
1988 1,513 20 1,493
1989 1,434 12 1,422
1990 1,501 13 1,488
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 809 0 809
1997 827 0 827
1998 832 0 832
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 637 0 637
2010 598 0 598
2011 578 0 578
2012 531 0 531
2013 501 0 501
2014 476 0 476
2015 432 0 432
2016 406 0 406

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Popularity of Maurice as a first name

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Popularity of Maurice as a last name

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Common last names for Maurice

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Common first names for Maurice

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maurice U.S.
  White 64.15% 64.26%
  African American 28.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maurice

People with the last name Maurice are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Maurice

  • How Popular is the name Maurice? Maurice is the 512th most popular name of all time. As a last name Maurice was the 8,430th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maurice have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 136,333 babies born with the first name Maurice in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maurice to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maurice? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 93 new born babies.
  • When was Maurice first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maurice is Saturday, March 2nd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Maurice born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maurice was in 1921 with a total of 1,743 babies. That's a lot of babies named Maurice!
  • Random Maurice Factoid: According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maurice ranks 32nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 19 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1937.
  • Weird things about the name Maurice: Your name in reverse order is Eciruam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ucimrae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maurice? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,919 people with the last name Maurice.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maurice? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Maurice as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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