Quick Facts on Mauricio
- Latin, Spanish
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Moor; dark, swarthy
Characteristics of Mauricio
Etymology & Historical Origin - Mauricio
Mauricio is the Spanish form of a Late Latin name Mauricius which is a derivative of Maurus. Maurus was used as a nickname of sorts to indicate a Moor considered ‘dark, swarthy’. The Moors were Muslims from northern Africa who came to conquer and occupy the Iberian Peninsula for hundreds of years starting in the 8th century. Although the word ‘swarthy’ has negative connotations today, originally it was meant to indicate a dark complexion or weather-beaten face (more of a physical attribute of the Moors compared to the lighter complexions of Western Europeans). The name was born by a 6th century Byzantine emperor who successfully defeated the Persians and expanded the empire further east. Maurice was brought to England by the Normans in medieval times when the name generated adequate success but then fell from popularity by the 17th century. It regained status again in the mid 1800s to mid 1900s but then fell from favor again in the latter half of the 20th century. The Spanish and Portuguese version of Mauricio has fared a bit better.
Popularity of the Name Mauricio
Mauricio did not appear on the U.S. popularity charts until 1963 and was probably influenced by the growing Hispanic population in America. The name saw a steady increase in usage as the decades persisted toward the 21st century. Today, Mauricio has reached levels of low moderation. Depending on the pronunciation, Mauricio can either be a four syllable or three syllable name. Either way, the name has a poetic and romantic sound like many of the Latin-based Spanish and Portuguese names that we have come to love. Mauricio isn’t ‘swarthy’ any more. When we think of Mauricio, we think tall, dark and handsome.
Popularity of the Boy Name Mauricio
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mauricio
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mauricio
Mauricio We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Mauricio.
Popular Songs on Mauricio
Mauricio - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Mauricio.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Mauricio
Last Chocolate Cookie (Jamie Rix) - When Maurice takes the last chocolate chip cookie at the table and his mother tells him to offer it to everyone else first, he travels around the world and into space to fulfill that requirement. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Famous People Named Mauricio
Famous People Named Mauricio - Mauricio Umansky (reality TV); Mauricio Macri (Argentinian businessman and politician); Mauricio Funes (President of El Salvador); Mauricio Hadad (Columbian tennis player); Maurício Rua (MMA fighter)
Children of Famous People Named Mauricio
Famous People Who Named Their Son Mauricio - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Mauricio.
Mauricio - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Mauricio - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Mauricio.
Personality of the Boy Name Mauricio
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Mauricio