Meaning and name origin
Mauritius \ma(u)-ri-tius\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mauritius is "dark-skinned, Moorish". Mauritius is a variant of Maurice (Latin): also possibly an anglicized form of Muirgheas (Irish, Gaelic) "seafarer" and ultimately derive from the Phoenician term "mauharim", meaning "easterner".
Mauritius is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mauritius and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Maurice (#583). (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Maurits. Like Mauritius, this name is not commonly used.