Norton name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Norton mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Norton

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Massachusetts, U.S. says the name Norton is of English origin and means "Northern settlement".
  2. According to a user from the United States, the name Norton means "Northern enclosure".
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International Interest
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  1. Any of many placenames from words meaning north and enclosure.
    1. A suburb of Runcorn, Halton borough, Cheshire, England (OS grid ref SJ5582).
    2. A village in Wychavon district, Worcestershire, England (OS grid ref SO8751).
    3. A city, the county seat of Norton County, Kansas, United States.
    4. A town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.
  2. An English habitational surname​ from any of these places.
  3. A British motorcycle manufacturer.

Notable Persons Named Norton

Notable Persons Named Norton

Hank Worden

His career lasted from 1935 to 1935. Hank was given the name Norton Earl Worden on July 23rd, 1901 in Rolfe, Iowa, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 6th, 1992.

Norton Juster

Norton Juster is a writer. He has been prominent since 1961. Norton was born on June 2nd, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Norton Schwartz

Norton Schwartz is a military person. His military service ended in 2012.

Norton Simon

Norton Simon was an industrialist, philanthropist, business magnate, and philanthropy. Norton was given the name Norton Winfred Simon on February 5th, 1907 in Portland, Oregon. He breathed his last breath on June 2nd, 1993.

Norton Buffalo

Norton Buffalo was a rock music, blues rock, and psychedelic rock musician, singer-songwriter, artist, actor, and record producer. He plays Harmonica, Trombone, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Percussion instrument, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1976 to 2009. Norton was given the name Phillip Jackson on September 28th, 1951 in Oakland, California. He died on October 30th, 2009.

Norton Mezvinsky

Norton was born in 1932.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Norton

Notable Persons With the Last Name Norton

Edward Norton

Edward Norton is an actor, filmmaker, and activist. He was most prominent from 1996 to present. Edward was given the name Edward Harrison Norton on August 18th, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Graham Norton

He was most active from 1992 to present. Graham was given the name Graham William Walker on April 4th, 1963 in Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland.

James Norton

James Norton is an actor. He has been prominent since 2007. James was born on July 18th, 1985 in London, England, UK.

Ken Norton

Ken Norton was a boxer. Ken was born on August 9th, 1943 in Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on September 18th, 2013.

Emperor Norton

His most notable accomplishments were from 1859 to present. Emperor was given the name Joshua Abraham Norton in 1818 in Probably present-day London. He left this life on January 8th, 1880.

Jim Norton

Jim Norton is a cringe comedy, black comedy, satire, and observational comedy comedian. Jim was given the name James Joseph Norton, Jr. on July 19th, 1968 in Bayonne, New Jersey.

  • Judy Norton-Taylor
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton
    Chairperson of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Andre Alice Norton
  • Laura Norton
  • Gale Norton
    48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • Mary Norton
  • Patrick Norton
    Managing Editor; Host
  • John Norton
  • Quinn Norton
  • Charles Eliot Norton
    Art History Professor
  • Ken Norton, Jr.
    American Football Player
  • Dan Norton
  • Mike Norton
  • Anne Turner

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Norton U.S.
  White 87.84% 64.26%
  African American 6.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Norton

People with the last name Norton are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Norton

  • What name lists does Norton rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Norton? Norton is the 6,394th most popular name of all time. As a last name Norton was the 531st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Norton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,304 babies born with the first name Norton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Norton to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Norton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Norton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Norton is Tuesday, October 4th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Norton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Norton was in 1928 with a total of 74 babies.
  • Random Norton Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norton is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Norton: The name spelled backwards is Notron. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nnotro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Norton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 63,722 people with the last name Norton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Norton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 22 of them will have Norton as their last name.
  • Norton name meaning

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