What does Norma mean?
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.
(female) Norla, Norta, ..
(male) Norin, Normai, ..
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. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Norma for girls. Norma reached its peak position of #28 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of the girl name Norma and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Norma appearing in the Top 2000 are Dorma and Norman. Adoption of these relations of Norma was at its peak 84 years ago (median #1047), but now, the form Norma has become less in vogue.
Recommended names are Carma, Cosma, Dorrma (see Dorma), Erma▼, Herma, Irma▼, Karma▲, Kosma, Naama, Naima, Naoma, Narda, Neema, Neima, Neoma, Nera, Nioma, Nira, Noa▲, Noami, Noela, Noemi▲, Nola, Nona▼, Nonna, Noola, Noora, Nora▲, Norah▲, Norda, Nore, Norina, Norna, Norne, Norry, Noura, Nova▲, Novia, Nowla, Nura, Ooma, Roma▼, Romma, Soma and Toma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Norma.