Maurice: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Maurice

A derivative of Maurus, a Latin name meaning "dark-skinned." But it doesn't matter what color your little Maurice's skin turns out to be - he will still color on some part of his body with a permanent marker at some point in his childhood, because this seems to be a universal trait among toddlers with access to permanent markers.

Nicknames:

Mo, Reece.

Famous people named Maurice:

Children's author Maurice Sendak; actors Maurice Barrymore and Maurice Chevalier; comedian Maurice Alberto "Mo" Rocca; singer Maurice Gibb.

Fun fact:

In Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Maurice is the name of Belle's eccentric-but-innovative father.

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