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

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.

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NameNerd15 Says:


I like Norman, but not Norma.

Liberty_Bell Says:


Love, love, love this name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I like a lot of old-fashioned and "dated" names, but not a fan of this one. I guess it's okay.

Daiseymae Says:


I don't dislike this name, but there are other names that I like better.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Never been a fan of this name. Sounds like someone really wanted their child to be normal.

Norma Campbell Says:


I am a grandma, so the comment about graying grandma is not offensive to

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Me too :)

rie Says: