Meaning:Moor or one from Mauritania
Morris is a boy's name of Latin origin. It is a variation of Maurice, meaning "Moor" or "one from Mauritania." Historically, the term Moor evolved during the Middle Ages to describe a subset of Muslim followers living in North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula. If honoring your faith or ancestral heritage is important to you, calling your little one Morris is a great way to celebrate your values. Elsewhere in the world, Morris is a Gaelic surname that came to Irish shores with the arrival of the Normans in the 12th century.
House of Names, Morris History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
SurnameDB, Last name: Morris
Behind the Name, Maurus, April 2022
Ancestry, Morris Family History
Online Etymology Dictionary, Maurice, October 2017
WordSense, Meaning of Maurice
Britannica, Moor, people, November 2023
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