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What does Norris mean?

Norris Pronunciation of Norris as a boys' 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.


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How popular is Norris?

Norris is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#643 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#326 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Norris reached its apex position of #353 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Norris name in U.S.

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Similar Names

Norris is alike in pronunciation to Nereus and Nuris. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arris, Boris, Borris, Corrie, Corrin, Dorrin, Farris, Ferris, Gorrin, Harris, Joris, Korrin, Lorrin, Moris, Morrie, Morris, Morriss, Noori, Normie, Norrie, Norvil, Norvin, Norwin, Parris, Rorric, Terris, Torrie, Torrin and Torrio (see Torio). These names tend to be less commonly used than Norris.

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