Norma: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Norma
Origin of the name Norma:
From the Old French Normant, derived from the Frankish nortman, which is composed of the elements nort (north) ande man (man): hence, "northman, Norseman." The name was originally used to identify a member of the group of Scandinavians who occupied Normandy in the 10th century and, later, the native inhabitants of Normandy,
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In my youth, people assumed I was older simply based on my name. I was the only Norma in grade school and high school.
When I was growing up...in my teens in the mid-1970's, we had a neighboer named Norma. She was in her late 60's.
I agree, Norma is a name of the past, however, there is a large number of Latinos with the name Norma. Her step dad also called her Normie.
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Seldom met anyone with the name Norma. However, at my job I met another "Norma Jean". She was much older than me...we were both married to men named Don!
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I have been called: Normie, Norm, and when I was in serious troube "Normajean!"
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Norma Herrera, telenovela actress
Norma Jeane Mortenson, Marilyn Monroe's birth name
Norma Talmadge, silent screen actress
Norma Shearer-Oscar winning American actress, queen of MGM in the 30's.
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"Goodbye Norma Jean", part of the lyrics to Elton John's "Candle in the Wind".
"Norma Jean and Marilyn", TV movie.
"Norma Jean Riley", song by Diamond Rio (July '97)
Norma Desmond, lead character in the film "Sunset Boulevard", played by Gloria Swanson
Norma, opera by Bellini