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

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.

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Famous People Named Norman

Pop Culture References for the name Norman

Normy, Normie, Normand, Normen, Norm

Norman's International Variations

Norrie (Scottish)


indiefendi2 Says:


The name's image is exactly how it sounds: sensible.

Eleri Gwenllian Says:


It doesn't remind me of the word "normal" - I see a Norman knight in chainmail armour.

I have no life Says:


Why yes, yes I did. :) Nice to see you again. How have you been?

Nahmen Says:


You called?

I have no life Says:


"Nahmen Jayden, FBI. I'm lookin' for Cahtah Blake. Is he here?" -Norman Jayden. It's a lovely name for a lovely man, but I don't want kids. I'm just a writer looking for names. I love this name though.

lesliemarion Says:


I used to abhor Norman, but in a world of tacky names, it now appeals to me. I can see triplets: Norman, Howard, and Walter.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I've began to like this name lately.

writtenmania Says:


Norman Schwarzkopf