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Norma

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the North
  • #257 All Time
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How popular is the name "Norma" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 32 32 0
1881 26 26 0
1882 32 32 0
1883 49 49 0
1884 42 42 0
1885 51 51 0
1886 72 72 0
1887 77 77 0
1888 101 101 0
1889 108 108 0
1890 134 134 0
1891 127 127 0
1892 190 190 0
1893 189 189 0
1894 174 174 0
1895 219 219 0
1896 197 197 0
1897 200 200 0
1898 241 241 0
1899 214 214 0
1900 316 316 0
1901 264 264 0
1902 277 277 0
1903 311 311 0
1904 281 281 0
1905 311 311 0
1906 332 332 0
1907 375 375 0
1908 436 430 6
1909 438 438 0
1910 486 486 0
1911 531 531 0
1912 806 800 6
1913 878 878 0
1914 1,172 1,172 0
1915 1,737 1,737 0
1916 1,927 1,921 6
1917 2,134 2,124 10
1918 2,669 2,655 14 #97 girl name
1919 3,205 3,198 7 #83 girl name
1920 3,957 3,948 9 #69 girl name
1921 5,119 5,103 16 #51 girl name
1922 5,248 5,236 12 #46 girl name
1923 5,905 5,886 19 #41 girl name
1924 6,561 6,543 18 #40 girl name
1925 6,966 6,942 24 #34 girl name
1926 7,553 7,527 26 #29 girl name
1927 8,021 7,995 26 #26 girl name
1928 8,195 8,164 31 #23 girl name
1929 7,933 7,894 39 #25 girl name
1930 8,548 8,508 40 #25 girl name
1931 8,795 8,758 37 #22 girl name
1932 8,451 8,407 44 #22 girl name
1933 7,519 7,480 39 #23 girl name
1934 7,816 7,784 32 #24 girl name
1935 6,903 6,868 35 #29 girl name
1936 6,655 6,631 24 #29 girl name
1937 6,265 6,232 33 #33 girl name
1938 6,404 6,368 36 #34 girl name
1939 5,849 5,826 23 #38 girl name
1940 5,355 5,334 21 #43 girl name
1941 5,040 5,018 22 #47 girl name
1942 4,993 4,968 25 #52 girl name
1943 4,564 4,542 22 #58 girl name
1944 3,876 3,862 14 #66 girl name
1945 3,615 3,602 13 #74 girl name
1946 4,280 4,267 13 #77 girl name
1947 4,444 4,425 19 #82 girl name
1948 3,604 3,591 13
1949 3,426 3,412 14
1950 3,426 3,411 15
1951 3,361 3,351 10
1952 3,353 3,345 8
1953 3,185 3,169 16
1954 3,123 3,105 18
1955 2,936 2,931 5
1956 3,065 3,049 16
1957 2,985 2,976 9
1958 2,753 2,738 15
1959 2,739 2,725 14
1960 2,574 2,560 14
1961 2,569 2,550 19
1962 2,684 2,673 11
1963 2,459 2,459 0
1964 2,437 2,429 8
1965 2,069 2,048 21
1966 1,870 1,859 11
1967 1,837 1,828 9
1968 1,561 1,547 14
1969 1,565 1,556 9
1970 1,450 1,433 17
1971 1,374 1,362 12
1972 1,156 1,149 7
1973 1,055 1,043 12
1974 1,070 1,062 8
1975 1,031 1,024 7
1976 939 924 15
1977 786 779 7
1978 735 719 16
1979 782 774 8
1980 762 757 5
1981 738 729 9
1982 686 667 19
1983 533 519 14
1984 474 463 11
1985 510 498 12
1986 486 473 13
1987 477 463 14
1988 457 449 8
1989 542 533 9
1990 502 494 8
1991 514 508 6
1992 468 462 6
1993 456 451 5
1994 452 452 0
1995 454 454 0
1996 332 332 0
1997 355 355 0
1998 307 307 0
1999 292 292 0
2000 242 242 0
2001 265 265 0
2002 242 242 0
2003 201 201 0
2004 209 209 0
2005 193 193 0
2006 205 205 0
2007 150 150 0
2008 149 149 0
2009 125 125 0
2010 116 116 0
2011 103 103 0
2012 60 60 0
2013 85 85 0
2014 84 84 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Norma? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 278,376 babies born with the name Norma in the United States. That's more than enough Normas to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 32 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Norma" was in 1931 with a total of 8,758 babies. (That's a lot of baby Normas)

According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Norma" ranks #102 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 25 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1958. Across the entire United States a total of 2,753 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Norma" mean? The list below shows the origins of Norma as well as things modernly associated with the name Norma such as celebrities named Norma.

English

Origin and Meaning of Norma

The name "Norma" is of English origin, and it means "From the North". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is an actress, model, singer, and film producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1945 to 1962. Marilyn was born in 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Sabrina Salerno

Sabrina Salerno is a singer, songwriter, model, and actress specializing in italo discodance-pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Sabrina was born in 1968 as Norma Sabrina Salerno in Genoa, Italy.

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Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee is a singer, actress, and songwriter specializing in traditional pop and jazz music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1941 to 2000. Peggy was born in 1920 as Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota, United States.

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Norma Duval

Norma was born in 1956.

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Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1919 to 1942. Norma was born in 1902 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Norma Herrera

Norma was born in 1942.

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Alternative Meanings

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Amron". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Onamr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Norma born Oct 14, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 725. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Name poster for Norma

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