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Meaning and name origin

Morice \m(o)-ri-ce\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Morice is "dark-skinned, Moorish". Morice 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". Also a variant of Morris: anglicization of Maurice (Latin) "dark-skinned, Moorish".


Morice has 6 variant forms: Maurise, Maurus, Moris, Moriz, Morrice, Morriss.


Morice is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#46192 out of 88799, Top 52%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Morice and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maurice (#583) and Morris. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maurice, Morris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Merce, Moricz, Morse and Myrick. Like Morice, these names are not commonly used.