"doctrine or seaweed"

Nori Origin and Meaning

The name Nori is a girl's name of Japanese origin meaning "doctrine or seaweed".

Japanese name that would have no trouble assimilating — though many would associate it with the dried seaweed used to wrap sushi. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West use Nori as a nickname for their daughter North.

Nori entered the Top 1000 for the first time in 2022, following the trend of "traveling lite" names, or simple, 2-syllable names ending in i such as Zuri, Ezri, and Leni that are quickly gaining popularity.

# 934 in the US

Nori Rank in US Top 1000

# 871 on Nameberry

Nori Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Nori Popularity

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Famous People Named Nori

  • North "Nori" West (b. 2013)daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Nori in Pop Culture

  • Nori Sakuradacharacter in "Rozen Maiden"
  • Nory Ryanmain character of the books "Nory Ryan's Song" and "Maggie's Door"
  • Nori in Barbie Mermaidia/ Barbie Secret Door