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Norman (M)>

Norman (male)

Variants:Tormailt (M) Tormod (M)
Diminutive(s):Norm (M)
Pet Name(s):Norrie (M)
Feminine form:Mona (F) Nora (F) Norma (F) Normanna (F) Normina (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English, from Old English/Old German "north-man" or "Norseman". In use in Britain before the Norman invasion of 1066; the Normans adopted it as a given name and reinforced its use.

In the Scottish Highlands Norman is the Anglicized form of Tormod/Tormailt, which is from a Norse source meaning "courage of (the god) Thor".