US Popularity:1614
Meaning:Seaweed, Ocean moss; Achievement; Law; Ceremony; Love
Nori is a lovely gender-neutral name of Japanese origin that can have a variety of meanings, depending on which kanji is used to write it. One literal meaning is "ocean moss," or more commonly, "seaweed." This can be a great way to encourage baby's connection to the sea. Some other translations include "achievement," "law," "ceremony," and "love," just to name a few. With such an array of definitions, baby can add as many as they like to the list, letting them define themselves more than anything or anyone else.

Nori Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nori is currently #1461 on The Bump
Boy:Nori is currently #799 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Nori is currently #1056 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nori is currently #1614 in U.S. births
Boy:Nori is currently #4408 in U.S. births
Girl:Nori is currently #900 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 32
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Japanese Given Names by Ivona Barešová, pg. 70, pg. 91.

  • Behind the Name, Nori, April 2021

  • WordSense, nori

  • Britannica, laver, red algae, December 2017

  • Japanese Names .info, Nori

  • Japanese Names .info, Nori

  • Name Doctor, Nori

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