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First name origin & meaning:

Old English: From the north

First name variations: Northcliff, Northrup, Norton, Norvin, Norwin, Norwyn, Norward, Norwell, Norwood, Nowles

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: topographic name, from Middle English north ‘north’, for someone who lived in the northern part of a village or to the north of a main settlement (compare Norrington 1), or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the north. Compare Norris 1.
  2. Irish: regional name for someone from Ulster, the northern area of Ireland, in part as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ultaigh (see McNulty) or (in Westmeath) of Ultach.
  3. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German nord ‘north’.

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West

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