What does Norma mean?
Norma /nor-ma/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced NOR-mah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Norma is "the standard or norm".
In Bellini's 1832 tragic opera "Norma", Norma is a druidess at the time of the Roman occupation of England. The name was probably invented by Felice Romani, and is not a feminine form of Norman, which means "man from the North". Actress Norma Shearer; fashion designer Norma Kamali.
How popular is Norma?
Norma is a very prominent first name for females (#94 out of 4276, Top 2%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Norma for girls. Norma reached its peak position of #28 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)