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Meaning and name origin

Norah \n(o)-rah\ as a girl's name is of Latin, Old French, Old German, Greek and English origin, and the meaning of Norah is "honor; other, foreign; woman of honor; compassion; light". Norah is a variant of Annora (Latin): English variant and phonetic version of Honora. Also a variant of Eleanor (Old French, Old German): from an Old French respelling of the Provenšal name Alienor, from German ali, though sometimes it is taken as a variant of Helen. Norah is also used as a variant of Honor (Latin) and Leonora (Greek), Nora (English).


Norah has 2 variant forms: Noora, Norry.


Norah is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2935 out of 4276, Top 69%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Norah for girls. Norah reached its highest rank of #163 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Norah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Norah outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Norah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Nora (#49), Eleanor (#78), Norah (#163) and Leonora. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Leonora, Nora, Norah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eleanor, Nora outside U.S.

Similar Names

Norah is also pronounced similarly to Nera, Nira, Noura and Nura. Other suggested similar baby names are Dorah, Jorah, Lorah, Morah, Nonah, Nore and Zorah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Norah.