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What does Mauro mean?

Mauro /mau-ro/ as a name for boys. Mauro's name origin is Latin, and the name Mauro means "dark-skinned, Moorish". Mauro is an Italian, Portuguese form of Maurice (Latin).


Mauro has 6 variants: Maureo, Maurie, Maurio, Maury, Morey and Morrey.

Mauro has 10 more relations via Maurice: Maurell, Mauricio, Maurids, Maurin, Maurise, Maurits, Mauritz, Maurizio, Maurus and Maurycy.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Marro, Morro, ..

(female) Mauko, Mauma, ..

How popular is Mauro?

Mauro is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#955 out of 1220, Top 78%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#4389 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Mauro for boys. Mauro was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #1085 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #1452 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mauro name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mauro outside U.S.

Mauricio (#577 via latest list), Maurice (#583) and Maury are the prominent variation forms of Mauro (#1452 via latest list). These relations of Mauro were favored as birth names during 1910-1919 (average #1503) and are now much less conventional (#1153, 67.7% less usage), with the version Maurice going out of style.

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

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

Similar Names


Mauro is alike in pronunciation to Mareo, Mario, Maro, Meiri, Mori, Morio, Morrow, Morry, Murrow and Murry. Other suggested similar names are Aaro, Cairo, Darro, Faro, Hairo, Jairo, Mabry, Maceo, Mano, Manzo, Mar, Mar-, Marc, Marco, Mark, Marko, Marom, Marq, Marr, Mars, Mart, Marx, Marzo, Mateo, Mayo, Monro, Munro, Murdo, Taro and Tauro. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mauro.