Its source is Mauricus, a Latin name meaning "Dark complected."
This boy's name is used in Spanish.
The name Mauricio ranked 371st in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 665th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This may be an Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic name Muirgheas, meaning ''seafarer.'' Also, it could ultimately derive from the Phoenician term mauharim, meaning ''easterner.''