Gender: Masculine
Origin: Latin
Meaning: “dark-skinned.”

The name is a Spanish and Italian form of the Latin male name, Maurus, which may have been originally used as a nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.

The name was borne by numerous saints.

Currently, Mauro is the 58th most popular male name in Belgium, (2008). His rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 83 (Croatia, 2010)
  • # 336 (Netherlands, 2010)

Other forms of the name include:

  • Mawr Маўр (Belarusian)
  • Maur (Catalan/Czech/French/Polish/Slovak)
  • Mauro (Croatian/Dutch/German/Italian/Portuguese/Spanish)
  • Mór (Hungarian)
  • Maurus (Latin)
  • Mavr Мавр (Russian/Ukrainian)
  • Mauru (Sardinian)

A feminine form is Maura.

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