What does Nora mean?
Nora [no-ra] as a girls' name is pronounced NOR-ah. It is of English, Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Nora is "light; woman of honor". Short form Eleanora (Greek) "light", Honora (Latin) "woman of honor", and Leonora. Also used as an independent name. In Scotland, Nora is often used as a feminine form of Norman. Nora is the heroine of Ibsen's "A Doll's House". Writer Nora Ephron; pop singer Norah Jones.
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How popular is Nora?
Nora is a very popular first name for women (#266 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#20497 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Nora for girls. Nora reached its top rank of #41 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Eleanor (#60 the previous year), Eleanora (#1468), Helen (#419), Honor (#1720), Honora, Lanora, Lenora (#1634), Leonora, Leora, Nonie, Norah (#159), Noreen, Norman and Ora are the popular varying forms of Nora (#41 the previous year). Usage of these relations of Nora was well-received among parents 95 years ago (median #944) and has become significantly less since (#1433, 82.6% less usage), with versions like Leora becoming less fashionable. Nora and Norah are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names among these.
Nora▲ is pronounced similarly to Nari, Neera, Nera, Neriya, Nira, Noura, Nura, Nuru and Nyree. Other suggested similar names are Adra, Aura, Bora, Clora, Cora, Cyra, Deora, Dora▼, Doura, Enora, Glora, Hera, Ira▼, Kera, Kora▲, Kyra▼, Lora▼, Lorra, Lura▼, Mera, Moira, Mora, Myra▼, Nada, Naia, Nana, Nehora, Nena, Neola, Neta, Neva▼, Nia▲, Nika, Nina, Nita▼, Noa▲, Noe, Noel, Nola, Nolan, Nona▼, Noni, Noola, Noor▲, Norda, Nore, Norina, Norm, Norma▼, Norna, Norne, Nour, Nova▲, Nur, Nya, Nyla▲, Nysa, Pera, Rora, Sera, Thora, Tora, Uira, Vera▼, Yara and Zora▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nora.See names in meaning and etymology.