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What does Norman mean?

Norman \n(o)-rman, nor-man\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

Norman has 5 variants: Norm, Normand, Normando, Normen and Normie.

Norman has 3 feminine forms: Nora, Norma and Normandie.


Popularity

Norman is a very popular first name for males (#113 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#396 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Norman for boys. Norman reached its apex position of #41 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Norman name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Norman outside U.S.

Normand is the only other prominent related form of Norman appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name reached its most widespread during 1930-1939 and has become significantly lower since, with the forms Norman and Normand becoming less in vogue. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Norman and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Norman, Normand in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Norman and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Gorman. This name tends to be less commonly used than Norman.

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