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What does Morse mean?

Morse Pronunciation of Morse as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Morse is "son of Maurice". Contracted form of Morrison. Inventor Samuel F.B. Morse. Also form of Morris.

ASSOCIATED WITH Mo-, old english


VARIANT Morrison

(male) Marse, ..

(female) Morre, ..

Morse Jaydon (M.J.), ..

How popular is Morse?

Morse is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#762 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Morse (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Morris (#1548 A YEAR AGO) and Morrison (#1835). These forms of Morse were popular as baby names during 1910-1919 (ADOPTION OF 0.19%) and have become significantly less conventional since (ADOPTION 0.01%, DOWN 95%), with the form Morris becoming somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Morse is pronounced similarly to Mars and Merce. Other recommended sound-alike names are Boase, Jose, Marsh, Marve, Merle, Mersey, Moe, Moise, Moises, Monroe, Monte, Moore, Moray, Mordy, More, Morey, Morgen, Mori, Morice, Moriel, Morio, Moris, Moriz, Morlee, Morley, Morly, Morrel, Morrey, Morrie, Morry, Mort, Morten, Morty, Morven, Mose, Moses, Moshe, Mosie, Moss, Moyses and Rosse. These names tend to be more commonly used than Morse.

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