What does Nora mean?
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.
(female) Nera, Noa, ..
(male) None, Norani, ..
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 #49 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Eleanor (#78 the previous year), Eleanora (#1591), Helen (#404), Honor (#1874), Honora, Lanora, Lenora (#1594), Leonora, Leora, Nonie, Norah (#163), Noreen, Norman and Ora are the popular varying forms of Nora (#49 the previous year). Usage of these relations of Nora was well-received among parents 94 years ago (median #944) and has become significantly less since (#1450, 84.4% 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.