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What does Norma mean?

Norma Pronunciation of Norma 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH opera, roman, england


VARIANTS Norm, Normie, Normina

SEE ALSO Dorma, Normandie

(female) Norla, ..

(male) Norin, ..

Norma Emerald (N.E.), ..

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)

Norma reached its peak position of #28 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not listed currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Norma name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Norma appearing in the Top 2000 are Dorma and Norman. Adoption of these relations of Norma was at its peak 88 years ago (MEDIAN #1047), but now, the form Norma has become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Norma, Dorma, Norman in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.