Norma name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Norma

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  1. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Norma is of Latin origin and means "Pattern, standard, precept".
  2. A user from Canada says the name Norma is of Latin origin and means "She is a pattern for others, a model. She walks with purpose in life. People listen and follow".
  3. A submission from Swaziland says the name Norma means "A (female) bold and confident leader of many".
  4. According to a user from Utah, U.S., the name Norma means "Biblical origin".
  5. A submission from Canada says the name Norma means "Amazing".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nor"ma
  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.

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  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 originating as a coinage.

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): Cebuano, Faroese, and Tagalog

    Notable Persons Named Norma

    Notable Persons Named Norma

    Marilyn Monroe

    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.

    Norma McCorvey

    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.

    Peggy Lee

    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.

    Norma Shearer

    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.

    Sabrina Salerno

    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.

    Mon Laferte

    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 Viña del Mar,. Mon is also known as Mon Laferte.

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    Fun Facts about the name Norma

  1. What name lists does Norma rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Norma? Norma is the 272nd most popular name of all time.
  3. How many people with the first name Norma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 278,817 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. Random Norma Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norma ranks 52nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 103 babies in Arkansas have the same name in 1924.
  8. Weird things about the name Norma: The name spelled backwards is Amron. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Roman. How do you pronounce that?
  9. Norma name meaning

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