Norris name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Norris mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Norris

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from California, U.S. says the name Norris means "Of the North".
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International Interest
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  1. United States writer (1870-1902)

An Anglo-Norman surname, from Old French norreis (“a northerner, a migrant from the north”). More at French norois.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A village in Illinois
  4. A town in South Carolina
  5. A city in Tennessee

Notable Persons Named Norris

Notable Persons Named Norris

Norris Cole

Norris Cole is a basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Norris was born on October 13th, 1988 in Dayton, Ohio.

Norris Dewar McWhirter

Norris Dewar McWhirter was a writer, political activist, television presenter, and activism. Norris was born on August 12th, 1925 in Winchmore Hill, London, England. He died on April 19th, 2004.

Norris Bradbury

Norris Bradbury was a scientist in the field of physics. Norris was born on May 30th, 1909 in Santa Barbara, California. He died on August 20th, 1997.

Norris Church Mailer

Norris was born on January 31st, 1949 in Atkins, Arkansas. Norris is also known as Davis and Barbara Jean (birthname). She died on November 21st, 2010.

Norris Wright Cuney

His career lasted from 1871 to 1896. Norris was born on May 12th, 1846 in Hempstead, Texas, U.S. Norris is also known as Wright Cuney, Cuney, and Wright. He breathed his last breath on March 3rd, 1898.

Norris Cotton

Norris Cotton was a congressman. His career lasted from 1954 to 1974. Norris was born on May 11th, 1900 in Warren, New Hampshire. He passed away on February 24th, 1989.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Norris

Notable Persons With the Last Name Norris

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is an actor, martial artist, film producer, screenwriter, and martial arts. He was most active from 1968 to present. Chuck was given the name Carlos Ray Norris on March 10th, 1940 in Ryan, Oklahoma, U.S.

Dean Norris

Dean Norris is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1985. Dean was born on April 8th, 1963 in South Bend, Indiana.

Daran Norris

Daran Norris is an actor, voice actor, and voice acting. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Daran was given the name Daran Morrison Nordlund on November 1st, 1964 in Ferndale, Washington. Daran is also known as Justin Shyder, Chris Baker, Bob Thomas, and Aaron Weslee James Penrod.

Daniel Norris

Daniel Norris is a baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. Daniel was born on April 25th, 1993 in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Deborah Norris Logan

Deborah was given the name Deborah Norris in Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania, British America.

Hermione Norris

Hermione Norris is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Hermione was given the name Hermione Jane Norris on February 12th, 1967 in Paddington.

  • Lee Norris
  • Thomas Rolland Norris
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Frank Norris
  • Bud Norris
    Baseball Player
  • Michele L. Norris
  • George W. Norris
    Office Holder
  • David Norris
  • Eric Norris
    Nascar Driver
  • Derek Norris
  • Kris Norris
  • Steven Norris
    Office Holder
  • Pippa Norris
  • Edward Norris
  • John Franklyn Norris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Norris U.S.
  White 79.88% 64.26%
  African American 14.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.94% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Norris

People with the last name Norris are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Norris

  • What name lists does Norris rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Norris? Norris is the 1,897th most popular name of all time. As a last name Norris was the 346th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Norris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,865 babies born with the first name Norris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Norris to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Norris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Norris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Norris is Saturday, April 1st, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Norris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Norris was in 1924 with a total of 308 babies.
  • Random Norris Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norris ranks 79th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 5 babies in Delaware have the same name in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Norris: The name spelled backwards is Sirron. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Norisr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Norris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 89,796 people with the last name Norris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Norris? Norris was ranked as the 346th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Norris name meaning

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