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What does Moriz mean?

Moriz Pronunciation of Moriz [moriz] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Moriz is "dark-skinned, Moorish". Moriz is an alternate form of Maurice (Latin).

Associated with: dark.


Moriz has 7 variants: Maurise, Maurus, Morice, Moris, Morrice, Morris and Morriss.

12 more alternative forms via Maurice: Maurie, Maurin, Maurio, Mauritz, Morey, Moricz, Morino, Moritz, Morrel, Morrey, Morrill and Moss.

Creative forms:
(male) Mariz, Moras, ..

(female) Mormin, Morsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Moriz Jakari (M.J.), ..

How popular is Moriz?

Moriz is an unusual first name for men. Moriz is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Moriz (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Maurice (#621 last year), Morris (#1548) and Moss. Other forms, like Morrice, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Moriz was common among parents a century ago (usage of 0.4%) and has become significantly diminished since, with versions such as Morris falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Moriz is pronounced similarly to Marius. Other recommended names are Marik, Mario, Meril, Merit, Moray, Mordy, More, Morfin, Mori, Moriel, Morio, Morly, Morrie, Morry, Morse, Mort, Morty and Mosie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Moriz.

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