Meaning and name origin
Nora \n(o)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced NOR-ah. It is of English origin. 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.
Nora is a very popular first name for females (#266 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27316 out of 88799, Top 31%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nora for girls. Nora reached its highest rank of #49 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nora (#49), Eleanor (#78), Norah (#163), Helen (#404), Noreen, Leonora, Eleanora, Honora and Nonie. (2014 statistics).
Nora▲ is also pronounced similarly to Nari, Neera, Nera, Nira, Noura, Nura and Nuru. Other suggested similar baby names are Bora, Cora▲, Dora▼, Kora▲, Lora▼, Mora, Nehora, Noa, Nola▼, Nona▼, Noor, Norda, Nore, Norm, Norma▼, Norna, Nour, Nova▲, Nur, Rora, Tora and Zora▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nora.