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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States writer (1870-1902)
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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 14 0 14
1882 10 0 10
1883 11 0 11
1884 18 0 18
1885 12 0 12
1886 9 0 9
1887 8 0 8
1888 14 0 14
1889 12 0 12
1890 16 0 16
1891 13 0 13
1892 14 0 14
1893 15 0 15
1894 13 0 13
1895 14 0 14
1896 13 0 13
1897 19 0 19
1898 14 0 14
1899 15 0 15
1900 18 0 18
1901 17 0 17
1902 19 5 14
1903 14 0 14
1904 25 0 25
1905 12 0 12
1906 26 0 26
1907 28 0 28
1908 39 0 39
1909 40 0 40
1910 55 7 48
1911 47 0 47
1912 112 8 104
1913 125 6 119
1914 150 0 150
1915 193 9 184
1916 210 7 203
1917 192 9 183
1918 231 5 226
1919 211 11 200
1920 234 6 228
1921 304 14 290
1922 273 13 260
1923 282 15 267
1924 323 15 308
1925 291 10 281
1926 243 13 230
1927 270 10 260
1928 243 9 234
1929 246 16 230
1930 241 13 228
1931 277 13 264
1932 266 10 256
1933 273 22 251
1934 254 13 241
1935 276 10 266
1936 262 14 248
1937 243 11 232
1938 258 6 252
1939 210 8 202
1940 216 11 205
1941 231 12 219
1942 234 9 225
1943 254 14 240
1944 219 11 208
1945 227 13 214
1946 246 6 240
1947 260 9 251
1948 242 9 233
1949 248 9 239
1950 252 8 244
1951 261 7 254
1952 292 6 286
1953 300 9 291
1954 252 8 244
1955 295 7 288
1956 292 8 284
1957 281 14 267
1958 224 0 224
1959 249 12 237
1960 253 7 246
1961 257 8 249
1962 222 0 222
1963 188 0 188
1964 160 0 160
1965 161 8 153
1966 116 0 116
1967 130 0 130
1968 122 0 122
1969 124 0 124
1970 117 5 112
1971 135 0 135
1972 94 0 94
1973 96 0 96
1974 93 0 93
1975 91 0 91
1976 77 0 77
1977 86 0 86
1978 92 0 92
1979 88 0 88
1980 81 0 81
1981 78 0 78
1982 71 0 71
1983 85 0 85
1984 77 0 77
1985 76 5 71
1986 70 0 70
1987 71 0 71
1988 82 0 82
1989 69 0 69
1990 69 0 69
1991 57 0 57
1992 55 0 55
1993 62 0 62
1994 52 0 52
1995 42 0 42
1996 44 0 44
1997 42 0 42
1998 43 0 43
1999 34 0 34
2000 32 0 32
2001 40 0 40
2002 27 0 27
2003 30 0 30
2004 36 0 36
2005 24 0 24
2006 20 0 20
2007 32 0 32
2008 25 0 25
2009 17 0 17
2010 25 0 25
2011 22 0 22
2012 25 0 25
2013 17 0 17
2014 35 0 35
2015 21 0 21
2016 17 0 17
2017 33 0 33

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Popularity of Norris as a first name

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Popularity of Norris as a last name

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Common last names for Norris

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Nelson
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Clark
  • Peterson
  • Hall
  • Moore
  • Young
  • Jackson

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 1,845th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,814 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 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norris ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 5 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Norris: Your name in reverse order is Sirron. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rnrois. 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!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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