Morris Name Meaning & Origin

Morris

Pronunciation: MOH-ris (key)

Origin of the name Morris:

Variant of Maurice, a borrowing from the French which is derived from the Late Latin Mauritius (Moorish), a derivative of Maurus (a Moor). The Moors were a Muslim people of mixed Arab and Berber descent; thus the name came to mean "dark" or "swarthy" in reference to their coloring. Maurice was introduced to Britain by the Normans and underwent several variant spellings before returning to the original form.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Maurice, Mo, Morrie

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Nicknames for Morris

Mo, Morrie

Meanings and history of the name Morris

the name morris means as follows, " He who is skilled at many things. "

Famous real-life people named Morris

Morris "Morrie" Schwartz, from "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom.

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