Meaning and Name Origin
Morrison \m(o)-rri-son\ as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Morrison is "son of Maurice". Morrison is a variation of Morris: anglicization of Maurice (Latin) "dark-skinned, Moorish". Morrison is also a variant of Morse (Old English): contracted form of Morrison.
Morrison has 1 variant: Morrisson.
Morrison is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#221 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Morrison and related names. Prominent related forms of Morrison (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Moe and Morris. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during 1900-1909 and is now significantly less, with the form Morris becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)