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What does Morriss mean?

Morriss Pronunciation of Morriss [mor-riss] as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and the name Morriss means "dark-skinned, Moorish". Morriss is a version of Maurice (Latin).

Associated with: dark.


Morriss has 7 variants: Maurise, Maurus, Morice, Moris, Moriz, Morrice and Morris.

9 more different relations via Maurice: Maurids, Maurits, Moricz, Morino, Moritz, Morrel, Morrey, Morrill and Moss.

Creative forms:
(male) Murriss, Myriss, ..

(female) Morsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Morriss Corban (M.C.), ..

How popular is Morriss?

Morriss is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#16960 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Morriss (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Maurice (#621 from recent data), Morris (#1548) and Moss. Other forms, like Moris, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Morriss was well-received during 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.36%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.03%, 92% less), with versions such as Morris becoming less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Morriss is pronounced similarly to Marius. Other recommended names are Arliss, Boriss, Borris, Burgiss (see Burgess), Chriss, Corless, Corliss, Curtiss, Ferriss, Harriss, Holliss, Kriss, Kurtiss (see Kurtis), Markess, Markise, Markiss, Merrick, Merrik, Merril, Merrill, Merritt, Moise, Moises, Morfin, Morfinn (see Morven), Mori, Moriel, Morio, Morrell, Morrgan, Morrie, Morrison, Morrisson, Morrley (see Morley), Morrow, Morrowe (see Murrow), Morry, Morse, Norris, Parriss and Purviss. These names tend to be more commonly used than Morriss.

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