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 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).