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It is used as a nickname for men with the sound "Nori" in their name, such as Noriaki, Hidenori, and Yasunori. It gives the impression of a middle-aged man in management who was on the football team in high school. They are also sometimes called "Nori-san" as a term of endearment.
This name can also be FEMININE, making it UNISEX.

Noriko Awaya (淡谷 のり子, Awaya Noriko, August 12, 1907 – September 22, 1999) was a Japanese female soprano chanteuse and popular music (ryūkōka) singer. She was dubbed the "Queen of Blues" in Japan.
This is a REAL feminine bearer of the name, Her ACTUAL birth name is Nori Awaya (淡谷のり, Awaya Nori).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noriko_Awaya

This name has also happened to be used in English-Speaking countries as a FEMININE name as it is trending for GIRLS.
In the USA, 168 girls and 13 boys were named NORI in 2016.
In the UK, 8 girls and ZERO boys were also named NORI in 2018.
https://www.names.org/n/nori/about
http://www.nancy.cc/baby-name/NORI/
http://names.darkgreener.com/#nori
https://nameberry.com/babyname/Nori/girl
https://www.popular-babynames.com/name/nori

BTW the name also means "Doctrine" in Japanese.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian use it as the nickname for their daughter "North".
https://www.instagram.com/norisblackbook/?hl=en
https://www.facebook.com/babynoriwest/
For people mentioning the seaweed Nori: it is easily distinguishable from the name Nori in Japanese, because it is written differently. Nori seaweed is 海苔、the name is 典 (or written with other kanji distinct from the sushi wrap).
Nori is also the name of seaweed sheets in Japan.
Nori is also what they call the dry seaweed in Japanese cuisine.
This name can also be used as a feminine name.

In the USA, it was given to 168 girls in 2016 and it's trending in the era.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West use it as the nickname for their daughter "North".
Nori can also be used as a feminine name, short for Eleanor or just on its own!
Nori was used as a girl's name back in the olden days. Based on some research that I've done (gathering names from passenger lists and US census data), Nori was a very uncommon name to have in the late Edo period and the Meiji & Taishō periods.

2 syllable names were preferred at the time, more so before the Meiji period, which is why Nori was seen as a girl's name. Towards the 2nd half of the Meiji period and the Taishō period, those types of names were quickly shunted out in popularity by names ending in *ko.
I've never met anyone named just "Nori". There always seems to be something else attached.
Noriko
Norie
Norimi
Norihiro
Masanori
Norihide
Hidenori (many)
There is a Japanese teacher at my school named Noriko [so Nori + the ko 'child' ending], so I imagine this name can be feminine as well.
Nori is a nice name. It can be used as a name for a girl (by itself). I met a Japanese girl called 'Nori Namikawa', so it's not just a boy's name.
It also means "dried seaweed" in Japanese (the one you can find in sushi).
"Nori" also tends to be part of a name rather than the full name itself. Here are some examples of meanings followed by some name examples:

Kanji possibilities for "nori""
-tell everyone
-gather
-writings/book
-writings
-model
-virtue
-conform

Girls' names:
Norie
Noriko
Norimi (rare)

Boys' names:
Noriaki
Norizo
Norihisa
Norihiro
Norimasa
Noriyuki
Yoshinori
Motonori
Mitsunori
Michinori
Masanori
Fuminori
Hidenori
Hisanori
Tomonori
Tadanori
Takanori
Shigenori
Katsunori
Akinori
The word "nori" means "wants" in Lithuanian.

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