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Northern Names for Boys

Northern NamesBenjaminAdrianCarsonBruceQuentinSeymourNorwoodNorwellNorvinNorvilleNortonNorthropNorthcliffNorcrossKerrKalenDisneyDarcyBrittoAdnan

There are 26 Northern names for baby boys. Place names have inspired baby names since medieval times, when it was common to name people after their place of origin. Apart from place names, it seemed natural to incorporate directional indications in order to create some variation to the names, hence names like Norton, which means northern town and Norwood, meaning northern spring. While many such names have the “Nor” prefix, others do not, as with Seymour, a name which means an estate in northern France.

Northern names are popular baby names for boys. At the height of their usage in 1937, 7.759% of baby boys were given Northern names. There were 10 Northern names ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Northern names have since experienced a decline in frequency, but are nonetheless used on a heavy scale now. In 2015, 8 Northern names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.686%. Within all Northern names, the English, French, German, and Hebrew Benjamin was the most popular, with a ranking of #10 and a usage of 0.6714%.


NAMES RELATED TO NORTHERN:

Adnan settler ... an Arabic and English name of Arabic origin ... not popular as a baby boy name ...

Adrian man from Hadria; dark one ... used chiefly in the English, German, Polish, ... were given the name Adrian ...

Benjamin son of the south, son of the right ... largely used in the English, French, German, ...

Britto one from Brittany, in northern France ... of Latin origin and it is used mainly in ...

Bruce origin is Old French, and its use, English and ... an all-time favorite ... of baby boys were named Bruce ...

Carson rock, coastal rocks; marsh area ... used chiefly in the English, Irish, and ... of Old Norse origin ...

Darcy from Arcy ... used predominantly in the English language ... aristocrat Fitzwilliam Darcy from the Jane Austen ...

Disney from Isigny, France ... used predominantly in the English language ... irregularly used as a baby boy name ...

Kalen narrow, slender; thin, slender ... used chiefly in the English and German ... rare as a baby name for boys ...

Kerr marsh land, land with brushwood; ... used chiefly in the English and Scottish ...

Norcross from the northern crossroads ... derived from English origins ... rare as a baby boy name ...

Northcliff northern cliff ...The origin of Northcliff is the English language ... not commonly used as a baby boy name ...

Northrop northern farm ... has its origins in the English language ... uncommon as a baby name for boys ...

Norton northern town ... of Germanic origin and it is used mainly in ... rare as a baby name for boys ...

Norville northern town ... origin is Old French, and its use, English ... not popular as a baby boy name ...

Norvin northern friend ... derived from English origins ... rare as a baby boy name ...

Norwell from the northern spring ... derived from English origins ... uncommon as a baby name for boys ...

Norwood northern woods ... language of origin is English ... an uncommon baby boy name ...

Quentin fifth-born son; born in fifth month ... largely used in the English and French ...

Robert bright famous one; famously famous ... used predominantly in the Czech, Dutch, ... a classic favorite ...

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