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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nori

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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

Wiktionary

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): Japanese, Lithuanian, Ngarrindjeri, and Romanian

Notable Persons Named Nori

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

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

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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.

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Nori was born in 1966.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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Dr. was born in Krishna dist.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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How popular is the baby name Nori in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1950 6 6 0
1953 9 9 0
1954 7 7 0
1955 12 12 0
1956 17 17 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 11 11 0
1959 13 13 0
1960 13 13 0
1961 17 17 0
1962 17 17 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 10 10 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 6 6 0
1967 10 10 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 10 10 0
1970 9 9 0
1971 10 10 0
1972 13 13 0
1973 10 10 0
1974 9 9 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 6 6 0
1977 9 9 0
1978 8 8 0
1979 9 9 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 9 9 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 8 8 0
1987 6 6 0
1988 10 10 0
1989 6 6 0
1990 6 6 0
1991 5 5 0
1992 7 7 0
1993 7 7 0
1997 5 5 0
1998 8 8 0
1999 5 5 0
2000 10 10 0
2001 14 9 5
2002 11 11 0
2003 11 11 0
2004 11 11 0
2005 8 8 0
2006 21 16 5
2007 17 17 0
2008 12 12 0
2009 20 20 0
2010 15 15 0
2011 18 18 0
2012 11 11 0
2013 29 29 0
2014 115 102 13
2015 143 134 9
2016 181 168 13
2017 164 153 11

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Popularity of Nori as a first name

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Popularity of Nori as a last name

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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

  • How Popular is the name Nori? Nori is the 9,411th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nori was the 51,281st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nori have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,192 babies born with the first name Nori in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nori to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What year had the most people named Nori born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nori was in 2016 with a total of 168 babies.
  • Random Nori Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nori is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Nori: Your name in reverse order is Iron. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nroi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nori? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 406 people with the last name Nori.
  • 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!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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