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pinWhat does Morris mean?

Morris /mor-ris/ [2 sylls.] 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 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.

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 a year ago), Mauricio (#577), Maury and Moe are the prominent related forms of Morris rated in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.3914%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.168%, down 57.1%), with the forms Maurice and Morris becoming less in vogue. Mauricio (#577) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. 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, Mauricio, Maury, Moe in U.S.

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

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