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.
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Article saved.Go to My Saved Articles
Name added. View Your List