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Norma

First Name
279k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Norma

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nor"ma
Senses
  1. A norm; a principle or rule; a model; a standard.
  2. A mason's or a carpenter's square or rule.
  3. A templet or gauge.

Etymology: L

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Lupus and Ara in the Milky Way
Wiktionary

Coined name of an imaginary Celtic priestess in Bellini's opera Norma (1831). Sometimes explained as Latin norma (“pattern, model”), or as a feminine form of Norman

  1. A female given name.

Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin norma (“a carpenter's square”).

  1. (astronomy) An inconspicuous constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a carpenter's square. It lies south of the constellations Scorpius and Centaurus.

    Norma was also found in the following language(s): Faroese

    Notable Persons Named Norma

    Marilyn Monroe was an actress, model, and singer. She was most active from 1945 to present. Marilyn was given the name Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1st, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Marilyn is also known as Norma Jeane Baker. She breathed her last breath on August 5th, 1962.

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    Norma McCorvey is a director, crossing over ministry, formerly roe no more ministry, and inc. Norma was given the name Norma Leah Nelson on September 22nd, 1947 in Simmesport, Louisiana. Norma is also known as Jane Roe.

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    Peggy Lee was a singer, actress, songwriter, and singing. She was most prominent from 1941 to 2000. Peggy was given the name Norma Deloris Egstrom on May 26th, 1920 in , U.S.A. She breathed her last breath on January 21st, 2002.

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    Norma Shearer was an actress. She was most active from 1919 to 1919. Norma was given the name Edith Norma Shearer on August 10th, 1902 in Montreal. She left this life on June 12th, 1983.

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    Sabrina Salerno is a dance-pop freestyle, italo disco, and dance-pop musician. She plays Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Sabrina was given the name Norma Sabrina Salerno on March 15th, 1968 in Genoa. Sabrina is also known as Sabrina.

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    Mon Laferte is a musician. She plays Guitar, Piano, Drum kit, Harmonica, and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1995. Mon was given the name Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte on May 2nd, 1983 in ViƱa del Mar,. Mon is also known as Mon Laferte.

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    How popular is the baby 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 3,958 3,949 9 #69 girl name
    1921 5,118 5,102 16 #51 girl name
    1922 5,249 5,237 12 #46 girl name
    1923 5,904 5,885 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 8,022 7,996 26 #26 girl name
    1928 8,195 8,164 31 #23 girl name
    1929 7,932 7,893 39 #25 girl name
    1930 8,551 8,511 40 #25 girl name
    1931 8,797 8,760 37 #22 girl name
    1932 8,451 8,407 44 #22 girl name
    1933 7,518 7,479 39 #23 girl name
    1934 7,817 7,785 32 #24 girl name
    1935 6,905 6,870 35 #29 girl name
    1936 6,656 6,632 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 4,565 4,543 22 #58 girl name
    1944 3,877 3,863 14 #66 girl name
    1945 3,615 3,602 13 #74 girl name
    1946 4,279 4,266 13 #77 girl name
    1947 4,445 4,426 19 #82 girl name
    1948 3,603 3,590 13
    1949 3,427 3,413 14
    1950 3,427 3,412 15
    1951 3,362 3,352 10
    1952 3,351 3,343 8
    1953 3,185 3,169 16
    1954 3,122 3,104 18
    1955 2,937 2,932 5
    1956 3,065 3,049 16
    1957 2,986 2,977 9
    1958 2,754 2,739 15
    1959 2,738 2,724 14
    1960 2,573 2,559 14
    1961 2,569 2,550 19
    1962 2,685 2,674 11
    1963 2,460 2,460 0
    1964 2,436 2,428 8
    1965 2,070 2,049 21
    1966 1,870 1,859 11
    1967 1,837 1,828 9
    1968 1,563 1,549 14
    1969 1,566 1,556 10
    1970 1,450 1,433 17
    1971 1,375 1,363 12
    1972 1,156 1,149 7
    1973 1,055 1,043 12
    1974 1,070 1,062 8
    1975 1,030 1,023 7
    1976 940 925 15
    1977 786 779 7
    1978 735 719 16
    1979 782 774 8
    1980 763 758 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 333 333 0
    1997 355 355 0
    1998 307 307 0
    1999 292 292 0
    2000 243 243 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 86 86 0
    2014 84 84 0
    2015 77 77 0
    2016 86 86 0

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    Popularity of Norma as a first name

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    Common last names for Norma

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Miller
    • Brown
    • Williams
    • Jones
    • Davis
    • Anderson
    • Wilson
    • Taylor
    • Thompson
    • Martin
    • White
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    Fun Facts about the name Norma

    • How Popular is the name Norma? Norma is the 262nd most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Norma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 278,559 babies born with the first name Norma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Norma to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Norma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
    • When was Norma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Norma is Sunday, March 21st, 1869.
    • What year had the most people named Norma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Norma was in 1931 with a total of 8,760 babies. That's a lot of babies named Norma!
    • Random Norma Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norma ranks 44th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 129 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1920.
    • Weird things about the name Norma: Your name in reverse order is Amron. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arnom. How do you pronounce that?

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.