Nori name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nori

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  1. A submission from the United States says the name Nori means "Seaweed" and is of Japanese origin.
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Nori is of Japanese origin and means "Belief".
  3. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Nori means "In Arabic it means 'my light'".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun no"ri
A type of dried seaweed, pressed into sheets and used as a seasoning or as a wrapper for sushi.

Etymology: Jap


From Japanese 海苔 (nori), literally "ocean moss".

  1. A type of seaweed, a red alga, laver (genus Pyropia, including species P. yezoensis and P. tenera).
  2. The seaweed, chopped and formed into sheets, used in the preparation of sushi.

    nori was also found in the following language(s): Basque, Indonesian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Ngarrindjeri, and Romanian

    Notable Persons Named Nori

    Notable Persons Named Nori

    Nori Aoki

    Nori Aoki is a baseball player for the Seattle Mariners. Nori was born on January 5th, 1982 in Hyūga, Miyazaki.

    Nori Shih

    Nori Shih is an office holder. Nori was born on January 15th, 1941 in Kaohsiung.

    Noriko Awaya

    Noriko Awaya was a ryūkōka and chanson singing. Her career lasted from 1929 to 1999. Noriko was given the name Nori Awaya on August 12th, 1907 in Aomori, Aomori. She breathed her last breath on September 22nd, 1999.

    Nori Shibata

    Nori was born in 1966.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nori

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nori

    Greig Nori

    Greig Nori is a pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock producer, musician, manager, singer, and talent manager. He plays Guitar, vocals, drums, synthesizer, farfisa organ, and Farfisa. His career lasted from 1991 to 1991. Greig was given the name Greig Andrew Nori on November 21st, 1962.

    Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori

    Dr. was born in Krishna dist.

    Sandra Nori

    Sandra Nori is a Minister for Tourism, Minister for Small Business, Sport, Recreation, Minister for Women, and Minister for Health (New South Wales). She was most active from 1988 to 1991. Sandra was given the name Sandra Christine Nori on June 16th, 1953 in Newcastle, New South Wales.

    Mpok Nori

    Mpok was given the name Nuri Sarinuri on August 10th, 1930 in Jakarta. She died on April 3rd, 2015.

    Andrew Nori

    Andrew Nori was a Minister for Finance, Minister for Home Affairs, and Provincial Government. Andrew was born in 1952 in Honiara. He passed away on July 9th, 2013.

    Meysam Nori

    Meysam Nori is an athlete for the Shahid Mansouri Gharchak FSC.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Nori U.S.
      White 58.37% 64.26%
      African American 4.68% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 29.56% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.19% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Nori

    People with the last name Nori are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Nori

  1. How Popular is the name Nori? Nori is the 7,978th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nori was the 51,281st most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Nori have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,634 babies born with the first name Nori in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nori to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Nori? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  4. When was Nori first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nori is Sunday, July 23rd, 1899.
  5. What year had the most people named Nori born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nori was in 2019 with a total of 247 babies.
  6. Random Nori Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nori is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 15 babies in New York have the same name in 2018.
  7. Weird things about the name Nori: The name spelled backwards is Iron. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Onri. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Nori? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 406 people with the last name Nori.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nori? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nori as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  10. Nori name meaning

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