Meaning and Origin of: Mora

Girl name origins & meanings

  • French : Dark; dark-haired
  • Irish : Bitter
  • Spanish : Sweet berry

Family name origins & meanings

  • Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan (Móra) : habitational name from any of the places named Mora, in some cases from mora ‘mulberry’ (Late Latin mora, originally the plural of classical Latin morum).
  • Occitan and Catalan (Morà) : from Morandus, an old personal name of uncertain derivation and meaning.
  • Italian : topographic name from Old Italian mora ‘pile of stones’.
  • Hungarian (Móra) : from a pet form of the personal name Móricz, Hungarian form of Morris.
  • Czech and Polish : from a short form of a personal name, e.g. Czech Mauric, Polish Maurycy, derived from Latin Mauritius (see Morris).
  • Polish : possibly a nickname from mora ‘sickness’, ‘plague’.
  • Czech : possibly a nickname from mora ‘vampire’.