Meaning and Name Origin
Norah \n(o)-rah\ as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Norah is "honor; other, foreign; woman of honor; compassion; light". Norah is a variation of Annora (Latin). Norah is also a derivative of Eleanor (Old French, Old German). Norah is also used as a variation of Honor (Latin), Leonora (Greek) and Nora (English).
Norah▲ has 29 more different forms via Annora, Eleanor, Honor, Leonora, Nora: Anora, Anorah, Ella▲, Elna▼, Elnora▼, Elora, Enora, Honora, Honorah, Lanora, Lena▲, Lenora▼, Leora▼, Lina▼, Nelda▼, Nell▼, Nelle▼, Nelli, Nelly, Nonie▼, Nonnie, Nore, Norella, Norelle, Norina, Norine▼, Norissa, Onora and Ora▼.
Norah is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2935 out of 4276, Top 69%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Norah for girls. Norah reached its peak position of #163 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Norah and associated names. Eleanor (#78 the previous year), Ella (#17), Elna, Elnora, Honora, Lena (#279), Lenora, Leonora, Leora, Lina (#767), Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nelly, Nonie, Nora (#49), Norine and Ora are the popular varying forms of Norah (#163 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during 1880-1889 and is now much lower, with versions like Nelda, Nell, Nelle, Nonie and Norine becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable names for newborns among these are Eleanor (#78), Ella (#17), Lena (#279), Nora (#49) and Norah (#163), with these names having a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Norah▲ is alike in pronunciation to Nera, Nira, Noura and Nura. Other suggested similar baby names are Dorah, Jorah, Lorah, Morah, Nonah and Zorah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Norah.