Norman

Norman - A very unique male name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Norman, meaning northerner, Norseman, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #62. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Norman and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Norman? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Norman. The baby boy name Norman was given to 85 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1277 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 19,307 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Norman peaked in popularity 88 years ago in 1931 on position 36.



Famous with this name

Norman Reedus
Norman Chu
Norman Fell


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Norman is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Norman is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #659 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,283.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Norman is where you live.


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Norman origin and meaning

Norman is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means northerner, Norseman. To see famous people named Norman, pop culture references for the name Norman and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Norman

We've found the following names that sound similar to Norman, sorted by popularity.

Norma / Norm / Naren /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121277
20111450
20101256
20091155
20081071
20071049
20061072
2005922
2004921
2003841
2002795
2001770
2000695
1999726
1998662
1997616
1996668
1995653
1994581
1993531
1992498
1991436
1990473
1989420
1988397
1987372
1986372
1985337
1984328
1983306
1982312
1981293
1980285
1979289
1978266
1977261
1976243
1975244
1974214
1973219
1972198
1971188
1970180
1969167
1968152
1967146
1966137
1965134
1964144
1963139
1962130
1961135
1960132
1959130
1958125
1957118
1956107
1955102
195499
195398
195295
195189
195090
194990
194885
194781
194676
194565
194458
194356
194253
194149
194048
193944
193843
193743
193643
193538
193438
193337
193237
193136
193040
192940
192839
192739
192639
192541
192442
192344
192244
192146
192047
191948
191849
191746
191648
191550
191454
191357
191261
191163
191062

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota659
Ohio696
Wisconsin702
Pennsylvania826
North Carolina848
Virginia930
California1161
New York1283
Texas1283

Even more about Norman


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Norman a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Norman?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1931
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Norman
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 19,307
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +85

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