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%.
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|Britto|| one from Brittany, in northern France ... 'one from Brittany, in northern France'. ... |
|Norcross|| from the northern crossroads ...The name means from the northern crossroads. ... |
|Northcliff|| northern cliff ...The name Northcliff means northern cliff. ... |
|Northrop|| northern farm ...Northrop's meaning is 'northern farm'. ... |
|Norton|| northern town ...Norton is of the meaning 'northern town'. ... |
|Norville|| northern town ...The name Norville means 'northern town'. ... |
|Norvin|| northern friend ...The name means northern friend. ... |
|Norwell|| from the northern spring ... of the meaning from the northern spring. ... |
|Norwood|| northern woods ...The meaning of the name is 'northern woods'. ... |
|Seymour|| an estate in northern France ... is 'an estate in northern France'. ... |
|Adnan|| settler ... who settled in the northern region of the Arab ... |
|Adrian|| man from Hadria; dark one ... is a town in northern Italy named after the ... |
|Benjamin|| son of the south, son of the right ... Canaan instead of the northern Mesopotamia, or else it ... |
|Bruce|| the name of a place in northern France which could have ... |
|Carson|| rock, coastal rocks; marsh area ... Northern Ireland, the name is sometimes given in ... |
|Darcy|| from Arcy ... the town of Arcy in northern France and attacked ... |
|Disney|| from Isigny, France ... of Isigny-sur-Mer in northern France; it transformed ... |
|Kalen|| narrow, slender; thin, slender ... called in Mecklenburg, northern Germany. ... |
|Kerr|| marsh land, land with brushwood; ... surname, originally a northern English byname given to ... |
|Quentin|| fifth-born son; born in fifth month ... town of St Quentin in northern France where he was ... |