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First name origins & meanings:

  1. Latin: Dark-skinned; like a Moor
  2. Latin: Dark-skinned

First name variations: Morse, Maury, Morry, Morey, Morrie, Moritz, Moriz, Morets, Meuriz, Moss, Morrell, Mauricio, Maurizio, Murray, Maryse, Morrison, Maurice, Maurice, Morrie, Morry, Morse, Moss, Morrison

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English and Scottish: from Maurice, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, Latin Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus (see Moore). This was the name of several early Christian saints. In some cases it may be a nickname of the same derivation for someone with a swarthy complexion.
  2. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirghis, a variant of Ó Muirgheasa (see Morrissey).
  3. Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Meurig (from Latin Mauritius), which was gradually superseded in Wales by Morus, Morys, a derivative of the Anglo-Norman French form of the name (see 1).
  4. German: variant of Moritz.
  5. Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames (see Morse).
  6. Morris was the name of an extensive and powerful family in colonial North America, whose members played a leading part in the emergence of the nation. They were descended from Richard Morris (d. 1672), who fought in Oliver Cromwell’s army and then became a merchant in Barbados. His son Lewis (1671–1746) established the “manor” of Morrisania in NY. His grandson, Lewis (1726–98), third owner of that manor, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Two other grandsons, Richard and Gouverneur, were also key figures in the Revolution. Their half-brother Staats Morris (1728–1800) was a general in the British army who was appointed governor of Quebec.

Famous people with this first name: Sarah Jane Morris

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