"descendant of Muiris"

Morrissey Origin and Meaning

The name Morrissey is a boy's name meaning "descendant of Muiris".

When British rocker Steven Patrick Morrissey decided to use his last name alone, it became a viable option for baby namers, a lot cooler than Morris or Maurice, with the nice three-syllable lilt of of such other Irish surnames as Finnegan and Flanagan. It can also be spelled Morrisey.

Morrison is a related possibility, also with musical ties, to Irish singer-songwriter Van (born George Ivan).

Famous People Named Morrissey

  • (Steven Patrick) MorrisseyEnglish singer of band The Smiths
  • David MorrisseyEnglish Actor in "The Walking Dead" plays The Governor