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Meaning and name origin

Norma \n(o)-rma, nor-ma\ as a girl's 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.


Norma has 3 variant forms: Norm, Normie and Normina.

For more information, see also related girl names Dorma and Normandie.


Norma is a very popular first name for females (#94 out of 4276, Top 2%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#61532 out of 88799, Top 69%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Norma for girls. Norma reached its highest rank of #28 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Norma name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Norma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Nora, Norda, Norina, Norna and Norne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Norma.