North A directional name, North is great to pay homage to a favorite northern destination or birthplace … or if you just want to feel like your baby will someday be headed straight to the top. Nicknames: Norie. Famous people named North: Nobel Prize winner Douglass North; daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, North West. Fun facts: There’s a 1994 film called North, with the title character North played by Elijah Wood. Unfortunately, it got terrible reviews.