Maurice

Maurice - A very unique male name



  May 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Maurice, meaning dark-skinned, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #120. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Maurice and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Maurice? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Maurice. The baby boy name Maurice was given to 490 baby boys in 2012, ranking #501 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,349 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Maurice peaked in popularity 105 years ago in 1914 on position 94.



Famous with this name

Maurice Ronet
Maurice Tourneur
Bernard Maurice


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Maurice is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Maurice is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #260 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #780.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Maurice is where you live.


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Maurice origin and meaning

Maurice is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dark-skinned. To see famous people named Maurice, pop culture references for the name Maurice and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Maurice

We've found the following names that sound similar to Maurice, sorted by popularity.

Mark / Marcus / Marc / Morris / Marco / Marcos / Marquis / Mauricio / Markus / Marquise /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012501
2011463
2010447
2009436
2008402
2007410
2006392
2005412
2004383
2003360
2002381
2001366
2000341
1999357
1998324
1997317
1996324
1995299
1994294
1993259
1992245
1991227
1990207
1989204
1988186
1987187
1986177
1985173
1984168
1983162
1982165
1981164
1980163
1979161
1978156
1977169
1976175
1975171
1974172
1973164
1972160
1971163
1970166
1969179
1968179
1967174
1966181
1965182
1964189
1963200
1962203
1961202
1960212
1959208
1958208
1957196
1956201
1955206
1954204
1953199
1952191
1951196
1950185
1949182
1948197
1947181
1946176
1945177
1944167
1943165
1942165
1941163
1940161
1939156
1938143
1937142
1936135
1935130
1934131
1933127
1932122
1931117
1930116
1929125
1928119
1927121
1926110
1925111
1924101
1923100
1922103
1921101
1920101
1919108
1918103
1917101
191698
1915101
191494
191395
191295
1911100
1910120

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania260
Mississippi265
Maryland293
Ohio300
Illinois313
South Carolina337
Georgia363
Michigan367
Arkansas378
Alabama389
North Carolina432
Indiana456
New York472
Florida476
Virginia478
Tennessee481
Kansas494
Kentucky494
Massachusetts494
Missouri506
Louisiana512
Colorado575
Minnesota590
New Jersey616
California634
Texas780

Even more about Maurice


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Maurice a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Maurice?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1914
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Maurice
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,349
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +490

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