Origin of morris; from Middle English morys, Moorish
Origin of Morrisvariant, variety of Maurice
- Morris, Gouverneur 1752-1816; Am. statesman & diplomat
- Morris, Robert 1734-1806; Am. financier & patriot
- Morris, William 1834-96; Eng. poet, artist, craftsman, & socialist
Origin of morrisMiddle English moreys (daunce), morris (dance), from moreys, Moorish, from Old French morois, from More, Moor; see Moor.
- (weaponry) A type of pike.
- A marine fish with a very slender, flat, transparent body, now generally believed to be the young of the conger eel or some allied fish.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Morris, the surname of its discoverer.
- An English and Scottish surnameâ€‹ derived from the Norman given name Maurice.
- An Irish surnameâ€‹, anglicised from Ã“ Muirghis.
- A Welsh surnameâ€‹, anglicised from Meurig.
- A male given name, transferred from the surnames, or a spelling variant of Maurice.
- A town in Alabama
- A town in Connecticut
- A city in Illinois
- A town in Indiana
- A town in Manitoba
- A town in Minnesota
- A town and village in New York
- A city in Oklahoma
- A town in Wisconsin