What does Morrison mean?
Morrison \m(o)-rri-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 a variation of Morris (Latin): anglicization of Maurice. 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 (#231 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Moe and Morris are the prominent related forms of Morrison (#unlisted). 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)