Meaning and Origin of: Norris

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Man from the north
  • English : Northerner

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, Scottish, and Irish : regional name for someone who had migrated from the North (i.e. further north in England, or from Scotland or Scandinavia), from Old French nor(r)eis‘northerner’.
  • English, Scottish, and Irish : topographic name for someone who lived in a house on the north side of a settlement or estate, from Middle Englishnorth ‘north’ + hous ‘house’.
  • English, Scottish, and Irish : occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice,norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).