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Gender: F Meaning of Norma: "from the north; or, the pattern" Origin of Norma: English or Latin

Invented for Bellini's opera, Norma had some star quality in the silent-screen and Marilyn Monroe days, but at this point it's a graying grandma in baby name limbo.

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Famous People Named Norma

Norma Jeane Mortenson/Baker, birth name of Marilyn Monroe
Norma Talmadge, American actress of the silent era
(Edith) Norma Shearer, American actress
Norma Descygne Smallwood, Miss America 1926
Norma Deloris Egstrom, birth name of Peggy Lee, American singer
Norma Fox Mazer, American children's novelist
Norma Klein, American children's novelist
Norma Aleandro (Robledo), Argentine actress
Norma Crane, American actress
Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress
Norma Christina Elizabeth Major, Lady Major, wife of British Prime Minister John Major
Norma Beatriz Nolan, Miss Argentina and Miss Universe 1926
Norma Leah McCorvey aka Jane Roe, plaintiff in the U.S. Roe v. Wade court case
Norma Cole, American poet
Norma Teagarden, American jazz pianist
Norma Ann Winstone, English jazz singer

Pop Culture References for the Name Norma

"Norma Rae," movie starring Sally Field as Norma Rae Webster
Norma Arnold, mother on TV's "The Wonder Years"
Norma Bates, main character on TV's "Bates Motel" and movie "Psycho"
Norma Bates, character on American soap "Passions"
Norma Desmond, character in movie "Sunset Boulevard"
Norma Cenva, character in the Dune series
Norma, minor character from video game "Final Fantasy Mystic Quest"
Norma, character in book/movie "Carrie"
Grammy Norma, character in movie "The Lorax"
Norma DePlume, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Norma, constellation of the southern sky
"Norma," opera by Vincenzo Bellini and its main character
"Norma," play by Henrik Ibsen and its main character
"Norma," novel by Vladimir Sorokin

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