Its source is nord man, an Ancient Germanic name meaning "Northerner."
The name Normand ranked 897th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
This name was used in England even before the Norman conquest, and may simply have designated a person from Norway or some other region north of Britain.
The Normans who conquered England in 1066 were originally from Scandinavia, but had stopped for about a century to conquer and settle in Northern France -- the region known as Normandy -- before moving across the English Channel to attack Britain from the south.