Morris Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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My cousin, Morris Robert, is called Mo, because I think Morris it too old for him while he's young.
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i am a Morris. born in 1984. i have always been taught that the name morris means as follows, " He who is skilled at many things. " and the meaning shows true thru my bloodline. i have recently discovered someone changed it to a totolly different meaning, but at the same time both meanings apply and are found in many of my kin. how is this?
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Morris "Morrie" Schwartz, from "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom.
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Morris the cat