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Nora 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 names Noreen, Annora, Eleanor, Helen and Honor.

Baby names that sound like Nora are Nira, Nera, Noora, Nura and Noura.

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Popularity of Nora

Nora is a very popular first name for women (#266 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27316 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Nora
Popularity of Nora