English or Latin
"from the north; or, the pattern"

Norma Origin and Meaning

The name Norma is a girl's name of English origin meaning "from the north; or, the pattern".

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.

# 925 in the US

Norma Rank in US Top 1000

Norma Popularity

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Famous People Named Norma

  • Norma Jeane Mortenson/Bakerbirth name of American pop culture icon Marilyn Monroe
  • Norma TalmadgeAmerican actress of the silent era
  • (Edith) Norma ShearerAmerican actress
  • Norma Descygne SmallwoodMiss America 1926
  • Norma Deloris Egstrombirth name of Peggy Lee, American singer
  • Norma Fox MazerAmerican children's novelist
  • Norma KleinAmerican children's novelist
  • Norma Aleandro (Robledo)Argentine actress
  • Norma CraneAmerican actress
  • Norma MacMillanCanadian voice actress
  • Norma Christina Elizabeth MajorLady Major, wife of British Prime Minister John Major
  • Norma Beatriz NolanMiss Argentina and Miss Universe 1926
  • Norma Leah McCorvey aka Jane Roeplaintiff in the U.S. Roe v. Wade court case
  • Norma ColeAmerican poet
  • Norma TeagardenAmerican jazz pianist
  • Norma Ann WinstoneEnglish jazz singer
  • Norma Christine WatersonEnglish folk singer of The Watersons

Norma in Pop Culture

  • "Norma Rae" movie starring Sally Field as Norma Rae Webster
  • Norma Arnoldmother on TV's "The Wonder Years"
  • Norma Batesmain character on TV's "Bates Motel" and movie "Psycho"
  • Norma Batescharacter on American soap "Passions"
  • Norma Desmondcharacter in movie "Sunset Boulevard"
  • Norma Cenvacharacter in the "Dune" series
  • Norma Romanocharacter on Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"
  • Normaminor character from video game "Final Fantasy Mystic Quest"
  • Normacharacter in book/movie "Carrie"
  • Grammy Normacharacter in movie "The Lorax"
  • Norma DePlumecharacter in video game "Ace Attorney"
  • Normaconstellation 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