First name origins & meanings:

  1. Latin: Dark-skinned; like a Moor
  2. Latin: Dark-skinned
  3. Hebrew: Drawn out of the water

First name variations: Morris, Morse, Maury, Morry, Morey, Morrie, Moritz, Moriz, Morets, Meuriz, Morrell, Mauricio, Maurizio, Murray, Maryse, Morrison, Maurice, Maurice, Morrie, Morry, Morse, Morrison, Morris, Mose, Moe, Mosya, Moey, Moshe, Moishe, Mosheh, Moyes, Moyse, Mosie, Moses

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses.
  2. English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a peat bog, Middle English, Old English mos, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. (It was not until later that the vocabulary word came to denote the class of plants characteristic of a peat-bog habitat, under the influence of the related Old Norse word mosi.)
  3. Americanized form of Moses or some other like-sounding Jewish surname.
  4. Irish (Ulster): part translation of Gaelic Ó Maolmhóna ‘descendant of Maolmhóna’, a personal name composed of the elements maol ‘servant’, ‘tonsured one’, ‘devotee’ + a second element which was assumed to be móin (genitive móna) ‘moorland’, ‘peat bog’.
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