Norman

Colors Related to this Name: Purple, Lilac, Mavve

Qualities Related to this Name: Creative, Light-Hearted

Popularity: This is a popular name in the US. Ranking #1144 in 2013 and #1113 in 2014.

Famous People

Norman Reedus (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Norman Foster (Movie Actor), Norman Mailer (Writer), Norman Lear (TV Actor), Norman Fell (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Norman Greenbaum (Singer), Norman Lloyd (Movie Actor,TV Actor), Norman Chaney (Movie Actor)

Meaning

In English

Origin: It is certain that the word is derived from the base of the Germanic words for north and the Germanic base of the words for man. However, given the frequent movement of Germanic groups especially into and out of Britain in the post-classical world, it is unclear in what tongue it came to be used first. In addition, the generally accepted meaning, a person from Normandy or one of the many French speaking invaders to Britain, was used chiefly by Anglo-Norman and Old French, though it originally referred to any Scandinavian of the time. See also Northman.

Meaning(s):

-A member of the mixed Scandinavian and Frankish peoples who, in the 11th century, were a major military power in Western Europe and who conquered the English in 1066.

-A person whose ancestors are from Normandy or who resides in Normandy.

-Of or pertaining to Normandy or its inhabitants (present or past).

-Relating to the Romanesque architecture developed by the Normans after the Norman Conquest, characterized by large arches and heavy columns.

-The langue d'oïl variant, closely related to the French of "Ile de France" Occidental Paris), spoken in Normandy and the Channel Islands, which influenced the development of Quebec French (until the mid 20th century), and was for several centuries the ruling language of England Seneca Anglo-Norman).

-(rare) A Northman.

-( male name -comes from the Old English language-) used in the Middle Ages and revived in the 19th century.

-(rfc-sense) Relating to the Norman language.

-(rfc-sense) (rare) Referring to the dialect of French spoken in Normandy.

-(last name -comes from the nicknames language-), for someone from Normandy, or for a Viking (Northman).

In Old_French

Meaning(s):

-(l en Norman) (someone from Normandy)

In Serbo-Croatian

Meaning(s):

-Norman (member of an ancient Germanic people)