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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 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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nora for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Nora and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eleanor, Eleanora, Helen, Honora, Leonora, Nonie, Nora, Norah and Noreen. (2015 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.
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