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Definitions for Norris
ˈnɔr ɪs, ˈnɒr-nor·ris

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Norris, Frank Norris, Benjamin Franklin Norris Jr.noun

    United States writer (1870-1902)


  1. Norrisnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  2. Etymology: An surname, from norreis. More at French norois.


  1. norris

    Norris is traditionally a surname of English and Irish origin. It may also refer to a given name in some cultures. The different variations of Norris have different meanings; in Irish, it means "from the north," while in English, it's derived from "norreis," meaning "northerner." Additionally, Norris may refer to geographical locations (like Norris, Tennessee or Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park), fictional characters, or public figures like the American martial artist and actor, Chuck Norris. In varied contexts, the meaning might differ widely.


  1. Norris

    Norris is a city in Anderson County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 1,446 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Norris is ranked #346 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Norris surname appeared 89,796 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 30 would have the surname Norris.

    79.8% or 71,729 total occurrences were White.
    14.4% or 12,940 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 1,976 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 1,832 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 844 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 467 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Norris in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Norris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Norris in a Sentence

  1. Mike Huckabee:

    When Chuck Norris isn't lifting himself up, he's pushing the earth down.

  2. Larry Kelley:

    It was like a one-day story, then it was gone, she went underground and that was it, gone. And most people don’t even know who Molly Norris is.

  3. Chuck Norris:

    I will be joining Chuck Norris on the trail.

  4. Carlos Sainz:

    Outside of the track, I think there's no point in being selfish, in being that kind of team mate. At the moment McLaren is going through a period that if Nico Rosberg start being selfish, it's just not going to help the team, the atmosphere we are living in the team right now, the positivity, the momentum, the motivation we all have... I think Lando Norris and I have realized it's for our own benefit to keep this thing going until hopefully we can make it back to the top.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    A lot of kids wear Superman pajamas to bed. Well, Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas. And Chuck Norris wears Jim DeMint pajamas.

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    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    • A. defilement
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