First name origins & meanings:

  1. French: Dark; dark-haired
  2. Irish: Bitter
  3. Spanish: Sweet berry

First name variations: May, Maura, Moira, Moreen, Moria, Moriah, Maurin, Maurine, Morena, Maurizia, Mo, Maureen

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan (Móra): habitational name from any of the places named Mora, in some cases from mora ‘mulberry’ (Late Latin mora, originally the plural of classical Latin morum).
  2. Occitan and Catalan (Morà): from Morandus, an old personal name of uncertain derivation and meaning.
  3. Italian: topographic name from Old Italian mora ‘pile of stones’.
  4. Hungarian (Móra): from a pet form of the personal name Móricz, Hungarian form of Morris.
  5. Czech and Polish: from a short form of a personal name, e.g. Czech Mauric, Polish Maurycy, derived from Latin Mauritius (see Morris).
  6. Polish: possibly a nickname from mora ‘sickness’, ‘plague’.
  7. Czech: possibly a nickname from mora ‘vampire’.
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