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278k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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<100
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in 2010

Norma

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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 7,552 7,526 26 #29 girl name
1927 8,022 7,996 26 #26 girl name
1928 8,195 8,164 31 #23 girl name
1929 7,933 7,894 39 #25 girl name
1930 8,550 8,510 40 #25 girl name
1931 8,795 8,758 37 #22 girl name
1932 8,452 8,408 44 #22 girl name
1933 7,520 7,481 39 #23 girl name
1934 7,815 7,783 32 #24 girl name
1935 6,904 6,869 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 4,444 4,425 19 #82 girl name
1948 3,603 3,590 13
1949 3,427 3,413 14
1950 3,426 3,411 15
1951 3,360 3,350 10
1952 3,353 3,345 8
1953 3,186 3,170 16
1954 3,123 3,105 18
1955 2,936 2,931 5
1956 3,064 3,048 16
1957 2,986 2,977 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 2,460 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 1,562 1,548 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 940 925 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 333 333 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 86 86 0
2014 84 84 0
2015 76 76 0

Fun Facts about the name Norma

  • How many people with the first name Norma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 278,463 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 8,758 babies. That's a lot of babies named Norma!
  • Random Norma Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norma ranks 44th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 211 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1932.
  • 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 Romna. How do you pronounce that?
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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.

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

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

    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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    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 Herrera

    Norma was born in 1942.

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    Other Inspirations for the Name Norma

    Norma Bates
    Norma Gibson
    Norma Jean
    Norma Torres
    Norma Kamali
    Norma Mccorvey
    Norma Oitnb
    Norma Rae

    What does the name Norma mean?

    Nis for narrator, tell many stories

    Ois for openness, it's refreshing!

    Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

    Mis for musical, your hidden talent!

    Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

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