First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Dark-skinned; like a Moor
- Latin: Dark-skinned
First name variations: Maurice, Morrie, Morry, Moss, Morrison, Morris, Morris, Maury, Morry, Morey, Morrie, Moritz, Moriz, Morets, Meuriz, Moss, Morrell, Mauricio, Maurizio, Murray, Maryse, Morrison, Maurice
Last name origins & meanings:
- Welsh and English: variant of Morris.
- Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames,
especially Moses. Compare Morris.
- Samuel Morse (1791–1872), inventor of the electric telegraph and
of Morse code, was a direct descendant of Anthony Morse of Wiltshire,
England, who had emigrated to MA in 1635.
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