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pinWhat does Morris mean?

Morris /mor-ris/ as a boys' name is pronounced MOR-iss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Morris is "dark-skinned, Moorish". Anglicization of Maurice. Choreographer Mark Morris.


Morris has 12 variants: Mo, Moe, Morey, Morice, Moris, Morrey, Morrie, Morrison, Morrisson, Morry, Morse and Moss.

Morris has 15 more different relations via Maurice: Maurids, Maurie, Maurin, Maurio, Maurise, Maurits, Maurus, Moricz, Morino, Moritz, Moriz, Morrel, Morrice, Morrill and Morriss.

Kreatif forms: Miris, Morce, Morrisce. [more]

pinHow popular is Morris?

Morris is a very popular first name for men (#278 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#56 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Morris for boys. Morris reached its peak position of #89 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Morris name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Morris outside U.S.

Maurice (#583 via latest list) and Moe are the prominent related forms of Morris rated in the Top 1000. These forms of Morris were at the peak of their popularity during 1900-1909 (average #347) and are now significantly less common (#861, 79%), with the forms Maurice and Morris becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Morris and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Morris, Maurice, Moe in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Morris and related baby names outside U.S.

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Morris is alike in pronunciation to Marius. Other suggested similar baby names are Arris, Boris, Borris, Corrie, Corrin, Dorrin, Farris, Ferris, Gorrin, Harris, Korrin, Lorrin, Marcio, Marik, Mars, Merrick, Merrik, Merril, Morfin, Morio, Morrow, Norris, Parris, Terris and Torrio. These names tend to be less commonly used than Morris.