Morris - Meaning of Morris
[ 2 syll. mor-ris, mo-rr-is ] The baby boy name Morris is pronounced as MAOR-ihS- †. Morris is primarily used in English and its language of origin is Latin. This spelling was popular during the medieval period, but it later fell into disuse. It saw a revival in recent times from the transferred use of the surname, which is itself originally derived from the first name. Among Jews, the name is also used as an Anglicized form of Moses.
In addition, Morris is an English form of the English and French name Maurice.
The name Morris is widely used; it has 27 forms. Forms include Moree, Mori, Morice, Moricz, Morie, Morino, Moriss, Moritz, Moriz, Morree, Morrel, Morrese, Morrey, Morri, Morrice, Morrill, Morrise, Morriss, Morrisson, Morry, Morrys, Mory, and Mouris. Other English forms include the contracted form Mo, the pet forms Moe, Morey, Morrie, and Moss (also used in Irish), and the spelling variant Moris (also used in Spanish).
Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Morris.
See also the related form, the name Demorris.
Morris is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1912 with 0.212% of baby boys being named Morris. Its ranking then was #82. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and is now of irregular use. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly related to Morris, Moses was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Morris include Mauris, Morice, Moris, Moriss, Morrice, Mouris, Manraj, Manric, Marcas, Marceau, Marci, Marcio, Marco, Marcos, Marcous, Marcoux, Marcus, Marcuss, Marek, and Marka.
† Pronunciation for Morris: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"