Origin of the name Maurice: Derived from the Latin Mauritius (Moorish), a derivative of Maurus (a Moor). The Moors were a Muslim people of mixed Arab and Berber descent; thus the name came to mean "dark" or "swarthy" in reference to their coloring. From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.Buy the book.
Maurus is baby boy name mainly popular in Christian religion and its main origin is . Maurus name meanings is Moorish, dark, swarthy. Other similar sounding names can be Maurice.