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What does Mauritius mean?

Mauritius Pronunciation of Mauritius [mau-ri-tius] as a name for boys is a Latin name, and Mauritius means "dark-skinned, Moorish". Mauritius is an alternate spelling of Maurice (Latin).

Associated with: dark.


6 alternative forms via Maurice: Mauricio, Maurids, Maurits, Mauritz, Maurizio and Maurus.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Mauritius Karson (M.K.), ..

How popular is Mauritius?

Mauritius is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Mauritius is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Mauritius (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Mauricio (#560 from recent data) and Maurice (#621). Other variants, like Maurits, are seldom used. These relations of Mauritius were popular as birth names during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.17%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.05%, 71%), with the version Maurice going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maurice, Mauricio in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mauritius and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aurelius, Basilius, Darious, Darius, Darrius, Fabricius, Fabritius, Fabrizius, Faustus, Horatius, Jarius, Laurentius, Laurits (see Lawrence), Lucretius, Macarius, Marcus, Marianos (see Mariano), Marianus, Marinos, Marinus, Marius, Markiss, Markus, Marquis, Marquus, Marti, Martie, Martijn, Martin, Martino, Martinos, Martinus, Mateus, Matias, Mattaus, Mattias, Maurie, Maurin, Maurio, Maurise, Maximus, Patrizius, Paulinus, Tacitus, Taurus and Vasilius. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mauritius.

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