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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 has 8 variant forms: Lanora, Nonie, Noora, Norah, Norella, Norelle, Norissa and Norry.

For more information, see also related girl names Noreen, Annora, Eleanor, Helen and Honor.

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.


Nora is a very popular first name for females (#266 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27316 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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