Norman Name Meaning & Origin

Norman

Pronunciation: NOHR-mən (key)

Origin of the name Norman:

From the Old French Normant, derived from the Frankish nortman, which is composed of the elements nort (north) ande man (man): hence, "northman, Norseman." The name was originally used to identify a member of the group of Scandinavians who occupied Normandy in the 10th century and, later, the native inhabitants of Normandy,

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Norman Mailer, American novelist and essayist
Sir Norman Foster, contemporary British architect
Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator
Norman Vincent Peale, preacher/author
Norman Greenbaum, "Spirit in the Sky"
Norman Lear, American television writer and producer
Norman Fell, American actor from Three's Company
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. AKA "Stormin' Norman", commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of 1991
Norm Macdonald, Canadian-born actor/comedian from Saturday Night Live
Norman Reedus - Actor, artist, photographer

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Norman Bates, motel owner in "Psycho"
Norm, character from the TV show Cheers
"Norman", sung by Sue Thompson - makes a dippy name sound sexy!
Norman, name of calf brought home by Billy Crystal's character in "City Slickers"
Norms, restaurant chain in Southern California
"The Norman Conquests" is a trilogy of plays written by Alan Ayckbourn. Won a 2009 Tony Award for best Revival of a Play
Norman Fermoyle, a character in a book, "Songs in Ordinary Time" by Mary McGarry Morris
Norman Gagston, father of Gorpia Gagstor, Spiggie Lomer's mortal enemy, in the internet comic strip The Greasers of Hazzick Flats http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com
Norman Page in the novel Peyton Place

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