Norman

May 12, 2015 § 2 Comments

ORIGIN:
An old Germanic name meaning “Northman”, referring to the Vikings who settled Normandy.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Norm, Normand, Normant, Normie

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Dr. Norman McNeill Hale, a well-known figure in Chicago, who buys one of the boxes for the play Drouet’s Elks lodge puts on as a fundraiser, in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (published in 1900; set 1889-1890s).

WRITERS:
Norman Bridwell (1928-2014), American children’s book writer and cartoonist.
Norman Corwin (1910-2011), American essayist, producer, professor, screenwriter, and writer.
Norman Cousins (1915-1990), American activist, author, editor, journalist, and professor.
Norman Davies (b. 1939), Anglo-Polish historian and writer.
Norman Douglas (1868-1952), Scottish-Austrian author and travel writer.
Norman Finkelstein (b. 1953), American activist, author, professor, and scholar.
Norman Finkelstein (b. 1954), American critic and poet.
Norman Rowland Gale (1862-1942), English poet, reviewer, and story-teller.
Norman Hunter (1899-1995), English children’s book writer.
Norman Lear (b. 1922), American activist, producer, and screenwriter.
Norman Lewis (1908-2003), English author and journalist.
Norman Lewis (1912-2006), American author, etymologist, grammarian, and lexicographer.
Norman Lindsay (1879-1969), Australian artist, author, cartoonist, and writer.
Norman Maclean (1902-1990), American author and scholar.
Norman Mailer (1923-2007), American activist, actor, essayist, filmmaker, journalist, novelist, and playwright.
Norman Whitfield (1940-2008), American producer and songwriter.

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