Its source is a Latin expression meaning "The standard or model."
This girl's name is used in English and Italian.
The name Norma ranked 981st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 94th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
This name was probably invented by Felice Romani for the title character of an 1832 Bellini opera. If so, it is not a female form of Norman, which means ''man from the North.''
Arts and Music
Norma Merrick Sklarek (born 1928)
First female, African-American licensed architect, and first female fellow of the American Institute of Architects.