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Meaning and name origin

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


Variations

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


Popularity

Morris is a very popular first name for males (#278 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#53 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Morris for boys. Morris reached its highest rank of #89 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 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 a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Morris and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maurice (#583), Morris and Moe. (2014 statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

Morris is also pronounced similarly to Moriz, Morrice and Morriss. Other suggested similar baby names are Borris, Merrik and Norris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Morris.

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