Gender: Female Meaning of Nori: "doctrine or seaweed" Origin of Nori: Japanese

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.

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alternativekeys Says:


My cat is named Eleanor, nn Nori, and the name fits her really well. Didn't know about the seaweed connection until I saw a sushi restaurant named Nori a few years later.

Ty Says:


At first all I heard with this name was "seaweed", and I still do to a certain degree, but the look and sound of the name on its own is actually pretty adorable.

Bobcat108 Says:


Nori is one of the dwarves from The Hobbit.

AmaliaJane90 Says:


Crushing on this name! Sounds so sweet and cute.

Alicia1 Says:


Super Sweet!

kitchi1 Says:


I met a Siamese cat named Nori. Beautiful, sweet cat. Uncommon name.