Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Man from the north
- English : Northerner
Family name origins & meanings
- English, Scottish, and Irish : regional name for someone who had migrated from the North (i.e. further north in England, or from Scotland or Scandinavia), from Old French nor(r)eis‘northerner’.
- English, Scottish, and Irish : topographic name for someone who lived in a house on the north side of a settlement or estate, from Middle Englishnorth ‘north’ + hous ‘house’.
- English, Scottish, and Irish : occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice,norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).