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The first name 

Norris is a first name typically given to boys, but in rare cases also used as a girls name.

Norris – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Norris in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Norris in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Norris by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Norris ranks at #3,711. That means there are 3,710 more common boys names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. In the entire USA, approximately 11,523 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Norris. That is 0.00 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Norris -
evergreen, but special

For more than 140 years, parents decide to name their son Norris annualy. This means that there have been boys named Norris who witnessed the first Labor Day parade in the U.S. or followed Albert Einstein's career. The name has 'always been there', but never ranked in the top 100, and thus men named Norris have consistently been special. A small flight of popularity was experienced by the name way back in the last century and in one particular year, parents liked Norris even more than any other time: in 1933, it holds its present record at rank #305 in the list of the most popular boys' names.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Norris was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

How popular was Norris 2022 among young parents?

Norris has never been ranked higher than #305. In 2022, he rivaled the 3,379 names that preceded him on the list. In total, 28 boys named Norris were born in this year. For comparison: 30 years earlier, in 1992, when possibly the parents of the now very young Norris were born, there have been 55 newborns who received this name.

Norris has 6 letters 
and begins with an N

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: 3.0% of all common boys' names in the US begin with an N. This means that N as the first letter for boys' names is neither particularly common nor rare. The most common first letters of boys' names are J, A and D, while X, U and Q are the least common initials of boys' names.

With six letters, the name Norris is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Thus, if 3.0% of all boys’ names start with an N, this initial letter is slightly less common than all other letters on average. Nevertheless, there are boys' names with N that are quite common in the U.S., the most common at present is Nicholas.

Other names with 
N, o, r, r, i and s

If you take all the letters in the name Norris – N, o, r, r, i and s – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Sirron.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Norris

If your name is Norris and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Norris

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Norris, you can simply say:







This is how the name Norris is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Norris in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Norris

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Norris is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Norris

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Norris sounds like this: