Norwood 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 Norwood mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Norwood

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A town in Colorado.
  3. A civil parish of North Yorkshire, England.
  4. A suburb of London, Croydon borough, England.
  5. A city in Georgia, United States.
  6. A village in Illinois.
  7. A city and unincorporated community in Kentucky.
  8. A village in Louisiana.
  9. A town in Massachusetts.
  10. A city in Missouri.
  11. A borough of New Jersey.
  12. A village in New York.
  13. A town in North Carolina.
  14. A community in Nova Scotia.
  15. A city in Ohio.
  16. A borough of Pennsylvania.
  17. A town in Wisconsin.
  18. A neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City.

Notable Persons Named Norwood

Notable Persons Named Norwood

Norwood Penrose Hallowell

Norwood was born in 1839. He breathed his last breath in 1914.

Norwood Sothoron

Norwood Sothoron was a football player. Norwood was born on September 9th, 1911 in Charlotte Hall, Maryland. He left this life on February 4th, 2005.

Norwood Hallowell

Norwood was born on April 9th, 1930. He breathed his last breath on March 28th, 1979.

Norwood Bowne

Norwood was born on May 2nd, 1813. He died on January 7th, 1890.

Norwood Carlton Jr. Tilley

Norwood was born on December 16th, 1943 in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Norwood Cheek

Norwood was born on December 28th, 1966.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Norwood

Notable Persons With the Last Name Norwood


She was most active from 1993 to present. Brandy was given the name Brandy Rayana Norwood by her parent Knockout Gospel on February 11th, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi, U.S.

Ray J

Ray J is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, and pop music singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, rapper, and rapping. He has been prominent since 1989. Ray was given the name William Ray Norwood, Jr. on January 17th, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi, United States. Ray is also known as Ray J.

Ricky Norwood

Ricky Norwood is an actor. He was most active from 2010 to present. Ricky was given the name Richard Colin Norwood in 1988 in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Oliver Norwood

Oliver Norwood is a soccer player for the Reading F.C., Manchester United F.C. Reserves, Academy, Manchester United F.C., Carlisle United F.C., Scunthorpe United F.C., Coventry City F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., England national under-16 football team, England national under-17 football team, and a. Oliver was born on April 12th, 1991 in Burnley, England.

Scott Norwood

Scott Norwood is an american football player for the Birmingham Stallions and Buffalo Bills. His career lasted from 1983 to 1991. Scott was born on July 17th, 1960 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Willie Norwood

Willie Norwood is a gospel music, soul music, and contemporary r&b singing, songwriter, record producer, human voice, and choir. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 1975. Willie was given the name William Ray Norwood on November 30th, 1955 in United States.

  • Jordan Norwood
    Football Player
  • Gabe Norwood
    Basketball Player
  • James Norwood
    Soccer Player
  • Jerious Norwood
    Football Player
  • Charlie Norwood
  • David Norwood
    Chess Player
  • Eille Norwood
  • Lee Norwood
    Ice Hockey Player
  • Thomas Manson Norwood
    Office Holder
  • John Norwood
    Military Person
  • Joseph Granville Norwood
  • Samantha Norwood
    Basketball Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Norwood U.S.
  White 52.53% 64.26%
  African American 41.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Norwood

People with the last name Norwood are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Norwood

  • How Popular is the name Norwood? Norwood is the 5,476th most popular name of all time. As a last name Norwood was the 1,596th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Norwood have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,909 babies born with the first name Norwood in the United States. That's more than enough people named Norwood to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Norwood? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Norwood first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Norwood is Saturday, December 26th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Norwood born? The highest recorded use of the first name Norwood was in 1921 with a total of 79 babies.
  • Random Norwood Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norwood is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Norwood: The name spelled backwards is Doowron. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Owordno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Norwood? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,461 people with the last name Norwood.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Norwood? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Norwood as their last name.
  • Norwood name meaning

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