Japanese, Norse
"doctrine or seaweed; north or small person"

Nori Origin and Meaning

The name Nori is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Japanese origin meaning "doctrine or seaweed; north or small person".
Attractive, simple Japanese choice that, while not strictly unisex, could work even better for a girl, especially now that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West use it as the nickname for their daughter North. Nori is also the name of an edible seaweed used in wrapping sushi.

Nori also has roots as an Old Norse name, either a derivative of Nórr, meaning "north," or the word nori, referring to a small person.

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Famous People Named Nori

  • Norichika "Nori" AokiMLB Outfielder

Nori in Pop Culture

  • Nori is a dwarf character in "The Hobbit".