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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, with the suffix -n, of Morris (Latin): anglicization of Maurice. Morrison is also a variant of Morse (Old English): contracted variation of Morrison.

Associated with: old english, dark.


Morrison has 1 variant: Morrisson.

Morrison has 2 more related forms via Morris, Morse: Moris and Morrie.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Marison, Merison, ..

(female) Morrisha, Morrisy, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Morrison for boys. Morrison entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex rank of #1782 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Morris (#1471 last year) is the only other prominent related form of Morrison. 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 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.