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Norma Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Norma?

The rare name Norma was the 2,223rd Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2016.

Norma, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #22 for the first time in 1931 and as recently as 1932.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1931 with 8,760 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Norma was 26 in 1881.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Norma occurred roughly during the years 1882-1892, 1896-1900, and 1904-1927, whereas 1962-1973, 1974-1977, 1980-1984, 1993-1996, 1997-2000, and 2004-2012 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Norma popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

Norma's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Norma lately has dropped.

The name Norma is quite distinctive and will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Norma has fallen out of favor as a given name.

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   Norma (Girl)Norma (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 86 2,223 < 5 --
2015 77 2,391 < 5 --
2014 84 2,242 < 5 --
2013 86 2,181 < 5 --
2012 60 2,891 < 5 --
2011 103 1,933 < 5 --
2010 116 1,778 < 5 --
2009 125 1,751 < 5 --
2008 149 1,552 < 5 --
2007 150 1,536 < 5 --
2006 205 1,185 < 5 --
2005 193 1,190 < 5 --
2004 209 1,097 < 5 --
2003 201 1,099 < 5 --
2002 242 928 < 5 --
2001 265 863 < 5 --
2000 243 902 < 5 --
1999 292 760 < 5 --
1998 307 720 < 5 --
1997 355 631 < 5 --
1996 333 668 < 5 --
1995 454 529 < 5 --
1994 452 541 < 5 --
1993 451 531 5 9,738
1992 462 515 6 8,157
1991 508 480 6 7,961
1990 494 494 8 6,247
1989 533 456 9 5,474
1988 449 500 8 5,575
1987 463 472 14 3,460
1986 473 455 13 3,590
1985 498 439 12 3,738
1984 463 449 11 3,858
1983 519 419 14 3,179
1982 667 350 19 2,572
1981 729 324 9 4,390
1980 758 319 5 6,980
1979 774 310 8 4,713
1978 719 318 16 2,762
1977 779 306 7 4,953
1976 925 258 15 2,784
1975 1,023 236 7 4,648
1974 1,062 241 8 4,082
1973 1,043 243 12 2,972
1972 1,149 239 7 4,303
1971 1,363 223 12 2,925
1970 1,433 218 17 2,264
1969 1,556 203 10 3,008
1968 1,549 201 14 2,271
1967 1,828 173 9 2,921
1966 1,859 178 11 2,576
1965 2,049 171 21 1,764
1964 2,428 157 8 3,213
1963 2,460 163 < 5 --
1962 2,674 155 11 2,626
1961 2,550 164 19 1,921
1960 2,559 162 14 2,285
1959 2,724 157 14 2,263
1958 2,739 148 15 2,145
1957 2,977 141 9 2,959
1956 3,049 138 16 2,067
1955 2,932 136 5 4,220
1954 3,104 128 18 1,870
1953 3,169 122 16 2,014
1952 3,343 112 8 3,037
1951 3,352 107 10 2,610
1950 3,412 104 15 2,004
1949 3,413 105 14 2,089
1948 3,590 103 13 2,192
1947 4,426 82 19 1,771
1946 4,266 77 13 2,115
1945 3,602 74 13 1,993
1944 3,863 66 14 1,951
1943 4,543 58 22 1,516
1942 4,968 52 25 1,409
1941 5,018 47 22 1,476
1940 5,334 43 21 1,511
1939 5,826 38 23 1,415
1938 6,368 34 36 1,088
1937 6,232 33 33 1,157
1936 6,632 29 24 1,379
1935 6,870 29 35 1,117
1934 7,785 24 32 1,186
1933 7,479 23 39 1,045
1932 8,407 22 44 1,001
1931 8,760 22 37 1,124
1930 8,511 25 40 1,109
1929 7,893 25 39 1,125
1928 8,164 23 31 1,321
1927 7,996 26 26 1,501
1926 7,527 29 26 1,455
1925 6,942 34 24 1,567
1924 6,543 40 18 1,947
1923 5,885 41 19 1,850
1922 5,237 46 12 2,593
1921 5,102 51 16 2,126
1920 3,949 69 9 3,138
1919 3,198 83 7 3,645
1918 2,655 97 14 2,237
1917 2,124 108 10 2,665
1916 1,921 111 6 3,771
1915 1,737 118 < 5 --
1914 1,172 128 < 5 --
1913 878 139 < 5 --
1912 800 137 6 2,472
1911 531 153 < 5 --
1910 486 159 < 5 --
1909 438 158 < 5 --
1908 430 157 6 1,323
1907 375 164 < 5 --
1906 332 165 < 5 --
1905 311 169 < 5 --
1904 281 174 < 5 --
1903 311 158 < 5 --
1902 277 172 < 5 --
1901 264 171 < 5 --
1900 316 174 < 5 --
1899 214 191 < 5 --
1898 241 187 < 5 --
1897 200 195 < 5 --
1896 197 198 < 5 --
1895 219 181 < 5 --
1894 174 202 < 5 --
1893 189 187 < 5 --
1892 190 184 < 5 --
1891 127 209 < 5 --
1890 134 207 < 5 --
1889 108 223 < 5 --
1888 101 230 < 5 --
1887 77 240 < 5 --
1886 72 241 < 5 --
1885 51 277 < 5 --
1884 42 299 < 5 --
1883 49 260 < 5 --
1882 32 315 < 5 --
1881 26 314 < 5 --
1880 32 277 < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.