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Meaning and Name Origin

Morris \m(or)-ris\ as a boys' name is pronounced MOR-iss. Anglicization of Maurice (Latin) "dark-skinned, Moorish". Choreographer Mark Morris.


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

Morris has 24 more different forms via Maurice: Maurell, Maureo, Mauricio, Maurids, Maurie, Maurin, Maurio, Maurise, Mauritius, Maurits, Mauritz, Maurizio, Mauro, Maurus, Maury, Maurycy, Moricz, Morino, Moritz, Moriz, Morrel, Morrice, Morrill and Morriss.


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 (#53 out of 88799, 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.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Morris and associated names. Prominent related forms of Morris rated in the Top 1000 are Maurice (#583 a year ago), Mauricio (#577), Maury and Moe. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Maurice and Morris becoming less in vogue. Mauricio (#577) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Borris, Merrik and Norris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Morris.