Meaning and Name Origin
Mauritius \ma(u)-ri-tius\ as a name for boys. Mauritius' name origin is Latin, and Mauritius means "dark-skinned, Moorish". Mauritius is a variation of Maurice (Latin): also possibly an anglicized form of Muirgheas (Irish, Gaelic) "seafarer" and ultimately derive from the Phoenician term "mauharim", meaning "easterner". An unusual given name.
Mauritius has 29 alternative forms via Maurice: Maurell, Maureo, Mauricio▲, Maurids, Maurie, Maurin, Maurio, Maurise, Maurits, Mauritz, Maurizio, Mauro, Maurus, Maury, Maurycy, Morey, Morice, Moricz, Morino, Moris, Moritz, Moriz, Morrel, Morrey, Morrice, Morrill, Morris▼, Morriss and Moss.
Mauritius is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Mauritius is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mauritius and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Mauritius (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Mauricio (#577 last year), Maurice (#583), Morris and Maury. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1900-1909 and are now much less widespread, with the versions Maurice and Morris becoming less in vogue. Mauricio (#577) is the most trendy name for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)