Nori is an adorable name for boys or girls. It originates from Japan, though it may have a history as a nickname in Old Norse cultures. In America, Nori is a top 3,600 option at rank 3,543.

Meaning of the name Nori:

Japanese: ceremony, rites, doctrine

Origin of the name Nori:

Nori is a classically Japanese option. Nori was a kanji word in the Japanese culture before it was a baby name. It translates to “ceremony” or “rites” in English. Nori was first only for boys, but now it is a unisex option. This transition occurred after it came to America in the mid to late twentieth century.

Symbolism of the name Nori:

Nori originated in Japan. It is the same as the kanji word “nori.” When translated to English, Nori means “ceremony,” “doctrine,” or “rites.”

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Gender of the name Nori:

Nori is an international name for boys or girls.

Pronunciation of the name Nori:


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Emotion evoked from the name Nori:

Nori feels youthful and wholesome. It is an approachable and kind baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Nori:

  • Noori
  • Noorie
  • Norie
  • Nory
  • Noory
  • Nouri
  • Nourie
  • Noury

Nicknames for the name Nori:

  • Nor
  • Ori
  • Orio
  • Nono
  • Riri
  • Ri

Popularity of the name Nori:

Nori has no history as a top 1,000 baby name in America. As of 2021, Nori is a top 3,600 option for boys or girls. More specifically, it is number 3,543.

Related names for the name Nori:

Great middle names for Nori and their meanings:

  • Lennon (dear one, lover)
  • Eli (high, elevated)
  • Caden (friend, companion)
  • Kei (blessed, joyous, respect)
  • Lanae (precious)
  • Adele (noble, nobility)
  • Kiera (lord, little dark one)
  • Sierra (mountain range)

Famous people with the name Nori:

  • Nori Aoki (MLB player)
  • Nori West (nickname for North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian)

Noris in popular culture:

  • Nori Sakurada (character from “Rozen Maiden”)
  • Nori (character from “Barbie Secret Door”)
  • Nori (character from “The Hobbit”)