What does Morrison mean?
Morrison /mor-ri-son/ [3 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Latin and Old English derivation, and the meaning of Morrison is "dark-skinned, Moorish; son of Maurice". Morrison is an alternate spelling of Morris (Latin): anglicization of Maurice. Morrison is also a variant of Morse (Old English): contracted variation of Morrison.
Morrison has 1 variant: Morrisson.more]
How popular is Morrison?
Morrison is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#231 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Moe and Morris are the prominent related forms of Morrison (not ranked). Forms like Morry are uncommon. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5315%) and is now significantly less, with the form Morris becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Morrison and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)