First name origins & meanings:
- Latin: Dark-skinned; like a Moor
- Latin: Dark-skinned
- 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:
- English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle
English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses.
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
- Americanized form of Moses or some
other like-sounding Jewish surname.
- 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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