Baby Names: Names Starting with N


NORBERT: From the Old German for "blond hero." Relative: Norberta. Namesakes: Saint Norbert, Norbert Wiener.

NORDICA: German for "from the north." This is the name of a company that manufactures ski equipment, making Nordica an ideal choice for future schussboomers. Realtives: Norna, Norberta.

NORMA: Latin for "model" and a feminine version of Norman. A favorite in the 1920s, this has yet to find a following in later generations. Namesakes: Norma Shearer, Norma (opera by Bellini), Norma Rae.

NORMAN: From the Old French or English for "man from the North" (especially Norsemen) as well as the people known as Normans. This name is guaranteed to give your son a sense of direction. Relatives: Normie, Normal, Norm, Norris, Norville, Normand. Namesakes: Norman Mailer, Norman Rockwell, Norman Lear, Norris Church, Frank Norris, "Norman Bates."

NORTH: From the Old English. If Norman doesn't thrill you, consider North and its square-jawed inference. Relatives: Northcliff, Northrup, Norton, Norvin, Norwin, Norwyn, Norward, Norwell, Norwood, Nowles. Namesakes: Northrop Frye, Norton Simon, Henry Norwell, North by Northwest.

NYE: Middle English for "island dweller." Namesakes: Louis Nye, Gerald Prentice Nye, Carrie Nye.

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