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

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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.

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Famous People Named Norman

Norman Rockwell, American painter
Norman Mailer, American writer
Norman Reedus, American actor
Norman Blake, Scottish musician from the band Teenage Fanclub

Pop Culture References for the Name Norman

Norman Bates, Alfred Hitchcock's serial killer antagonist in "Psycho"
Norman is the main character in the animated movie "ParaNorman."
Norman Bates, Main Character on American TV series "Bates Motel"
Norman Bates, Main Character in Robert Bloch's novel "Psycho"
Norman, a 2010 American drama film
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 and Cody

Norm, Normand, Normen, Normie, Normy

Norman's International Variations

Norrie (Scottish)