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Norris is an example of an English surname that became a beloved given name as well. It was quite popular for a while, but it fell out of favor in the United States around the early 1980s. These days, it might be poised for a comeback as an old-fashioned “grandpa name.” Many people may also associate it with a certain actor and martial artist. Pair Norris with a current middle name to bring it into the 21st century.

Meaning of the name Norris :

English: Northerner

Origin of the name Norris :

Norris is an English surname that is most likely derived from the Middle English word “norreis.” It means “northerner.”

Symbolism of the name Norris :

Norris doesn't offer much in the way of symbolism. New parents may choose it to honor an older loved one since the name is a bit old-fashioned. Its meaning, “northerner,” could also offer some type of symbolism.

Style of the name Norris :

Traditional, surname as a given name

Gender of the name Norris :

Norris is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Norris :

NOR-iss

Number of syllables in the name Norris :

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Norris :

The baby name Norris evokes images of someone who is charming and friendly.

Alternative spellings for the name Norris :

  • Noris

Nicknames for the name Norris :

Popularity of the name Norris :

According to the Social Security Administration, Norris was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States up until 1983. It was most popular in 1924 when it ranked at number 330. It last ranked at number 963 in 1983.

Related names for the name Norris :

  • Morris
  • Boris
  • Harris
  • Ferris
  • Norton

Great middle names for Norris and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Norris :

  • Norris Dewar McWhirter (writer)
  • Norris Gene Cole II (basketball player)
  • Norris Houghton (theater director and producer)

Norris in popular culture:

  • Norris Cole (character on the TV show “Coronation Street”)
  • Norris (character in the video game “Chrono Cross”)
  • Norris(character in the anime series “Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team”)