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Norris meaning and name origin
Norris \n(or)-ris\ as a boy's name is pronounced NOR-iss. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Norris is "northerner". From the word "norreis". May also derive from the French word for "nurse". Modern use dates from the 19th century. Novelist Frank Norris.
Baby names that sound like Norris are Nuris and Nereus. Other similar baby names are Borris, Morris and Norrie.
Popularity of Norris
Norris is a somewhat popular first name for men (#643 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#309 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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