Mora, which is present in a few languages around the world, is originally derived from the Latin word for “dark-skinned”—thought to be referring to women of Moorish decent. If you’re a Shakespeare fan, think of Orthello, whose title character was called the Moor of Venice. It’s an uncommon name, and would be great for a future world traveler.


  • gaelic: Great
  • irish: Star of the sea
  • latin: Dark-skinned; Moorish linage
  • sanskrit: Peacock
  • spanish: Sweet berry; little blueberry

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