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Meaning and name origin
Norman \n(o)-rman, nor-man\ as a boy's name is pronounced NOR-mahn. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Norman is "northerner". The name was used in England even before the Norman conquest, and may have referred to a person from Norway or some other region north of Britain. The Normans who conquered England in 1066 were originally from Scandinavia, but had stopped for about a century to conquer and settle in Northern France, the region known as Normandy, before moving across the English Channel to attack Britain from the south. After medieval use and later neglect, the name was strongly revived in the 19th century. Authors Norman Mailer, Norman Vincent Peale; artist Norman Rockwell; TV producer Norman Lear; American General Norman Schwarzkopf.
Norman is a very popular first name for males (#113 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#396 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Norman for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Norman and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Norman and Normand. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Gorman. This name tends to be less commonly used than Norman.
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