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What does Mauritius mean?

Mauritius /mau-ri-tius/ as a name for boys. Mauritius' name origin is Latin, and Mauritius means "dark-skinned, Moorish". Mauritius is an alternate spelling of Maurice (Latin) with the suffix -tius.


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Martius, Meritius, ..

(female) Maurilia, Mauriria, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Mauritius and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Mauritius (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Mauricio (#577 from recent data) and Maurice (#583). 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. (2014 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.