What does Morrison mean?
Morrison [mor-ri-son] 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.Creative forms:
(male) Marison, Merison, ..
(female) Morrian, Morrilyn, .. Middle name pairings:
Morrison Augustus (M.A.), ..
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. Demographics)
Morrison entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex rank of #1782 in the U.S. then, and is at #1835 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Morris (#1548 last year) is the only other prominent related form of Morrison (#1835 last year). Other forms, like Moris, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Morrison was at its peak in the 1910s (average #938) and is now significantly less, with the form Morris becoming less in vogue.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Borris, Coridon (see Corydon), Corridon, Corrin, Darrion▼, Dorion, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorrin, Garrison, Garrisson, Gorrin, Harrison▲, Harrisson, Korrin, Lorrin, Maddison, Madison▼, Marion▼, Marmion, Marrinor (see Marriner), Marshon, Meirion, Morfin, Morfinn (see Morven), Morgan▼, Morgen, Morgun, Morino, Morio, Morrgan, Morrice, Morrill, Morriss, Morrow, Morton▼, Norris▼, Torion, Torrian, Torrin and Torrio (see Torio). These names tend to be more frequently used than Morrison.See names in meaning and etymology.