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Girl Name: Norma

Name: Norma
Pronunciation: \n(o)-rma, nor-ma\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: the standard or norm
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Dorma, Normandie
Variant forms: Norm, Normie, Normina
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 94
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 61532


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 names Dorma and Normandie.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Norma.


Norma is a very popular first name for women (#94 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#61532 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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