Meaning and Origin of: Moritz

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Dark-skinned; like a Moor
  • Italian : Dark

Family name origins & meanings

  • German, Dutch, Danish and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the personal name Moritz, a variant of Mauritz (see Morris). Among Jews it was sometimes assumed as a surname by bearers of the personal name Moses, as the two names have some phonetic similarity.