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Updated January 22, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : From the north

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : topographic name, from Middle English north ‘north’, for someone who lived in the northern part of a village or to the north of a main settlement (compare Norrington 1), or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the north. Compare Norris 1.
  • Irish : regional name for someone from Ulster, the northern area of Ireland, in part as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ultaigh (see McNulty) or (in Westmeath) of Ultach.
  • German : from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German nord ‘north’.

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