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What does Moritz mean?

Moritz Pronunciation of Moritz [moritz] as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and the name Moritz means "dark-skinned, Moorish". Moritz is a variant form of Maurice (Latin).

Associated with: dark.


Moritz has 2 variants: Maurits and Mauritz.

12 more different relations via Maurice: Morey, Morice, Moricz, Morino, Moris, Moriz, Morrel, Morrey, Morrice, Morrill, Morris and Morriss.

Creative forms:
(male) Maritz, Monitz, ..

(female) Morie, Morina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Moritz Craig (M.C.), ..

How popular is Moritz?

Moritz is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5236 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Maurice (#621 the previous year) and Morris (#1548) are the prominent related forms of Moritz (outside Top 2000). These forms of Moritz were favored by parents in the 1910s (adoption of 0.36%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.03%, down 92%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maurice, Morris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Fitz, Fritz, Lauritz, Lorentz, Loritz, Marik, Marimo, Marino, Mario, Marion, Marius, Mart, Marti, Marty, Matz, Meril, Merill, Merit, Meritt, Merritt, Moise, Monte, Montez, Monty, Moray, Mordy, More, Morell, Morfin, Morfinn (see Morven), Morfyn, Morgan, Morgen, Morgun, Mori, Moriel, Morio, Morlee, Morley, Morly, Morrie, Morrow, Morry, Morse, Mort, Morten, Morton, Morty, Morven, Morvyn, Mosiah, Mosie, Muriel, Myrick, Peretz and Printz. These names tend to be more commonly used than Moritz.

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