Norman

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Gender: M Meaning of Norman: "northerner, Norseman" Origin of Norman: English

Norman, perhaps because it sounds so much like the word 'normal', conjures up the image of a normal-looking guy with a normal kind of job-- not necessarily an image many modern parents seek for their sons. But though it's been off the national popularity list for several years, Norman is Number 694 on Nameberry. It was a Top 100 name for more than half a century, hitting a high in 1931 at Number 36.

Norman has had a variety of notable namesakes over the years, from Americana artist Norman Rockwell to feisty novelist Norman Mailer to creepy mama's boy Norman Bates in Psycho.

Famous People Named Norman

Norman Perceval Rockwell, American painter
Norman Kingsley Mailer, American novelist
Norman Mark Reedus, American actor
Norman Blake, Scottish musician from the band Teenage Fanclub
(Herbert) Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., U.S. Army General
Norman Louis Farberow, American psychologist
Norman Fell (born Norman Noah Feld), American actor
Norman Frederick Jewison, Canadian film director
Norman Milton Lear, American TV producer
Norman Gene "Norm" Macdonald, Canadian actor/comedian
Norman Lloyd, American actor
Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont, Baron Lamont of Lerwick, English politician
(Ralph) Norman Angell, English politician; winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
(Walter) Norman Haworth, English chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Norman Ernest Borlaug, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer, British-born TV personality, attorney, and former Cincinnati mayor & news anchor

Pop Culture References for the name Norman

Norman Bates, character in book/film "Psycho" and TV series "Bates Motel"
Norman, main character in the animated movie "ParaNorman"
Norman Price, character on TV show "Fireman Sam"
Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs, the real name of the character that becomes the Wizard of Oz
Norman the Doorman, character on "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody"
Lake Norman, North Carolina
Norman, normal-type gym leader from the Pokemon series
Norman, a 2010 American drama film

Normy, Normie, Normand, Normen, Norm

Norman's International Variations

Norrie (Scottish)