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Boy Names of Northern theme

Northern names for baby boys, with 26 entries. 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 2017, 8 Northern names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 1.679%. Within all Northern names, the English, French, German, and Hebrew Benjamin was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #6 and a usage of 0.6995%.


Adnansettler ... an Arabic and English name of Arabic ... name is popular in the Arabic-speaking world; ...

Adrianman from Hadria; dark one ... used chiefly in the English, German, ... a town in northern Italy named after ...

Benjaminson of the south, son of the right ... largely used in the English, French, ... Its origin is Hebrew ...

Brittoone from Brittany, in northern France ... of Latin origin and it is used mainly ... not in the top 1000 names ...

Bruceorigin is Old French, and its use, English and ... first name is derived from a Norman French ...

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

Darcyfrom Arcy ... used predominantly in the English ... first name is derived from the baronial ...

Disneyfrom Isigny, France ... used predominantly in the English ... The first name is derived from the surname ...

Kalennarrow, slender; thin, slender ... used chiefly in the English and German ... variant of Cale ...

Kerrmarsh land, land with brushwood; ... used chiefly in the English and Scottish ... variant of Kirwin ...

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

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

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

Nortonnorthern town ... of Germanic origin and it is used ... rare as a baby name for boys ...

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

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

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

Norwoodnorthern woods ... language of origin is English ... an uncommon baby boy name ... was #734 in rank then ...

Quentinfifth-born son; born in fifth month ... largely used in the English and French ... Its ranking then was #220 ...

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

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