"northerner, Norseman"

Norman Origin and Meaning

The name Norman is a boy's name of English origin meaning "northerner, Norseman".

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, but today it's nowhere near one of the most popular boy names starting with N.

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.

# 914 in the US

Norman Rank in US Top 1000

# 1053 on Nameberry

Norman Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Norman Popularity

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Famous People Named Norman

  • Norman Perceval RockwellAmerican painter
  • Norman Kingsley MailerAmerican novelist
  • Norman Mark ReedusAmerican actor
  • Norman BlakeScottish musician from the band Teenage Fanclub
  • (Herbert) Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.U.S. Army General
  • Norman Louis FarberowAmerican psychologist
  • Norman Fell (born Norman Noah Feld)American actor
  • Norman Frederick JewisonCanadian film director
  • Norman Milton LearAmerican TV producer
  • Norman Gene "Norm" MacdonaldCanadian actor/comedian
  • Norman L. "Norm" AbramAmerican carpenter of This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop
  • Norman Steven "Norm" MaciverCanadian ice hockey player and executive
  • Norman Chester "Norm" HarveyAmerican NFL player
  • Norman LloydAmerican actor
  • Norman Stewart Hughson LamontBaron Lamont of Lerwick, English politician
  • (Ralph) Norman AngellEnglish politician; winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • (Walter) Norman HaworthEnglish chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Norman Ernest Borlaugwinner of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Norman Foster RamseyJr., winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Gerald Norman "Jerry" SpringerBritish,born TV personality, attorney, and former Cincinnati mayor & news anchor
  • Norman TheuerkaufGerman footballer

Norman in Pop Culture

  • Norman Osborn aka the Green Goblinvillain in Spider,Man comics
  • Norman Jaydencharacter on game "Heavy Rain"
  • Norman Batescharacter in book/film "Psycho" and TV series "Bates Motel"
  • Norman Babcockmain character in the animated movie "ParaNorman"
  • Norman Pricecharacter on TV show "Fireman Sam"
  • Norman Nordstrom. character in the movie "Don't Breathe"
  • Normannormal,type gym leader from the Pokemon series
  • Norman Longmain character in 2010 film "Norman"
  • Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggsthe real name of the character that becomes the Wizard of Oz
  • Norman the Doormancharacter on "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody"
  • Lake NormanNorth Carolina
  • Normanmain character in the manga/anime series "The Promised Neverland"