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Meaning and Name Origin

Morrison \m(o)-rri-son\ as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Morrison is "son of Maurice". Morrison is a variation of Morris: anglicization of Maurice (Latin) "dark-skinned, Moorish". Morrison is also a variant of Morse (Old English): contracted form of Morrison.


Morrison has 1 variant: Morrisson.

Morrison has 9 more related forms via Morris, Morse: Mo, Moe, Morey, Morice, Moris, Morrey, Morrie, Morry and Moss.


Morrison is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#221 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Morrison and related names. Prominent related forms of Morrison (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Moe and Morris. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during 1900-1909 and is now significantly less, with the form Morris becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Moe, Morris in U.S.

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