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What does Morrison mean?

Morrison Pronunciation of Morrison 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 variant of Morrison.

ASSOCIATED WITH Mo-, -son, old english, dark


VARIANT Morrisson




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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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Morrison name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Morrison outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Morris (#1548 LAST YEAR) is the only other prominent related form of Morrison (#1835). 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Morrison, Morris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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