What does Norman mean?

Definitions for Norman
ˈnɔr mənnor·man

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Norman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Norman, Jessye Normannoun

    United States operatic soprano (born in 1945)

  2. Norman, Greg Norman, Gregory John Normannoun

    Australian golfer (born in 1955)

  3. Normanadjective

    an inhabitant of Normandy

  4. Normanadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Normandy

    "Norman beaches"

  5. Normanadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of the Normans

    "the Norman Invasion in 1066"


  1. Normannoun

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

  2. Normannoun

    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.

  3. Normannoun

    A Northman.

  4. Normanadjective

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

  5. Normanadjective

    Relating to the Norman language.

    Norman vocabulary

  6. Normanadjective

    Referring to the dialect of French spoken in Normandy.

  7. Normanadjective

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

  8. Normannoun

    The langue d'oïl variant, closely related to the French of "Ile de France" (i.e. 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 (see Anglo-Norman).

  9. Normannoun

    used in the Middle Ages and revived in the 19th century.

  10. Normannoun

    The langue d'oïl variant, closely related to the French of "Ile de France", spoken in Normandy and the Channel Islands, and was for several centuries the ruling language of England.

  11. Normannoun

    A surname, for someone from Normandy, or for a Viking.

  12. Normannoun

    A male given name from Old English used in the Middle Ages and revived in the 19th century.

    "Let him be named Norman", said the lady; "it was the name of him who last - it was the name of the youngest son of Macalbin."

  13. Normannoun

    A city, the county seat of Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States

  14. Etymology: From Middle English Norman, from Old English Norman (a variant of Norþman) and Old French Normant. 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.


  1. Norman

    Norman is a popular song written by John D. Loudermilk. Recorded by Sue Thompson in 1961, the song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The next year, Carol Deene released her version of the song in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 24 on the UK Singles Chart. Guy Lombardo recorded a version of the song for his 1962 Decca LP By Special Request.


  1. norman

    "Norman" is a term that has several different but related uses. 1) In the historical context, it often refers to people or things associated with the former Duchy of Normandy (a region in Northern France) and the Normans, who were the Vikings that settled in this region in the early Middle Ages and later carried out the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. 2) As a personal name, Norman is a common first name and surname in many English-speaking countries. 3) In architecture, "Norman" refers to a style of Romanesque architecture that was developed by the Normans in the 11th and 12th centuries. 4) In geographical context, it may refer to the city of Norman, Oklahoma in the United States. The exact definition of "Norman" can vary based on the context in which it is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Normannoun

    a wooden bar, or iron pin

  2. Normanadjective

    of or pertaining to Normandy or to the Normans; as, the Norman language; the Norman conquest

  3. Normannoun

    a native or inhabitant of Normandy; originally, one of the Northmen or Scandinavians who conquered Normandy in the 10th century; afterwards, one of the mixed (Norman-French) race which conquered England, under William the Conqueror

  4. Etymology: [F. normand.]


  1. Norman

    Norman is a city in the state of Oklahoma that is located 20 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City. It is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. With a full-time population of 110,925 as of the 2010 census, Norman is the third-largest city in Oklahoma and the 235th-largest city in the United States. The city serves as the county seat of Cleveland County. Norman was settled during the Land Run of 1889, which opened the former Indian Territory and Unassigned Lands to American pioneer settlement. The city was named in honor of its first land surveyor, Abner Norman, and was formally incorporated on May 13, 1891. Today the city is known for its higher education and related research industries. Norman is home to the University of Oklahoma, the largest university in the state with approximately 30,000 students enrolled. The university is well known for its sporting events, with over 80,000 people routinely attending football games. The university is also home to several museums including the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, which contains the largest collection of French Impressionist art ever given to an American university. The National Weather Center, located in Norman, houses a unique collection of university, state, and federal organizations that work together to improve the understanding of events related to the Earth's atmosphere. Norman lies within Tornado Alley, a geographic region where tornadic activity is predominant. The Oklahoma City metropolitan area, including Norman, is the most tornado-prone area in the United States. In addition to this, the SPC or Storm Prediction Center, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is located in Norman due to its location. The facility is used for forecasting severe storm and tornado outbreaks in addition to housing various experimental weather radars.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Norman

    nor′man, n. a native or inhabitant of Normandy: one of that Scandinavian race which settled in northern France about the beginning of the 10th century, founded the Duchy of Normandy, and conquered England in 1066—the Norman Conquest.—adj. pertaining to the Normans or to Normandy.—v.t. Nor′manise, to give a Norman character to.—Norman architecture, a round-arched style, a variety of Romanesque, prevalent in England from the Norman Conquest (1066) till the end of the 12th century, of massive simplicity, the churches cruciform with semicircular apse and a great tower rising from the intersection of nave and transept, deeply recessed doorways, windows small, round-headed, high in wall; Norman French, a form of French spoken by the Normans, which came into England at the Norman Conquest, modified the spelling, accent, and pronunciation of Anglo-Saxon, and enriched it with a large infusion of new words relating to the arts of life, &c. [Northmen.]

  2. Norman

    nor′man, n. (naut.) a bar inserted in a windlass, on which to fasten or veer a rope or cable.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. norman

    A short wooden bar thrust into one of the holes of the windlass or capstan in a merchantman, whereon to veer a rope or fasten the cable, if there be little strain upon it. Also fixed through the head of the rudder, in some ships, to prevent the loss of the rudder. Also, a pin placed in the bitt-cross-piece to confine the cable from falling off.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Norman is ranked #495 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Norman surname appeared 67,704 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 23 would have the surname Norman.

    68.9% or 46,695 total occurrences were White.
    25% or 16,973 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 1,652 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 1,523 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 427 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 427 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Norman' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4033

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Norman' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3796

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Norman in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Norman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Norman in a Sentence

  1. Tiger Woods:

    British Open champion Greg Norman has done some things that I do n’t think is in the best interest of our game, and we’re coming back to probably the most historic and traditional place in our sport, and I believe it was the right thing.

  2. Spike Lee:

    The character in my film' Da 5 Bloods,' Stormin' Norman, the way his brothers view him as like almost mythical. As Clarke Peters ' character says,' Clarke Peters ' character's Clarke Peters ' character.' They revered Clarke Peters ' character, and so Spike Lee just can't cast anybody for that, because the way these guys are describing Clarke Peters ' character, Clarke Peters ' character's mythic. So mythic Spike Lee're talking about an actor who played Jackie Robinson ; the Godfather, Soul Brother No. 1, James Brown ; Thurgood Marshall ; then Soul Brother No. 1.

  3. Walker Stalker Founder:

    From impromptu bowling with Christian Serratos to a legendary late-night panel with Norman Reedus, last year’s cruisers had a trip they’ll never forget, we can’t wait to show them what we have planned this year.

  4. Ian Kerner:

    Playboy was sort of the Norman Rockwell of porn, these days, we have not pictures, but motion pictures. Nothing is left to the imagination. You don't have to fill in the blanks.

  5. Cedric Cromwell:

    There's this whole Norman Rockwell fantasy of what Thanksgiving was about, that it was this huge celebration between the first settlers and the tribes that sat down and talked, and that really wasn't the case.

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