What does Norah mean?
Norah /no-rah/ as a name for girls is of Latin and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Norah is "honor; other, foreign; woman of honor; compassion; light; light; woman of honor". Norah is an alternate spelling 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, Greek, Latin).
How popular is Norah?
Norah is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2935 out of 4276, Top 69%) and also a somewhat popular last name for all people (#94227 out of 150436, Top 63%). (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), Leonora, Leora, 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 relations of Norah was more pronounced among parents during 1880-1889 (average #430) and is somewhat lower today (#661, ▼41%), with the versions Leonora, Leora, Nonie, Norine and Ora becoming somewhat outmoded. Eleanor, Nora and Norah are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list, and there is a revival in birth name usage for these names.
Thinking of names?
Norah▲ is alike in pronunciation to Nari, Neera, Nera, Nira, Noura, Nura, Nuru and Nyree. Other suggested similar baby names are Abrah, Adrah, Barah, Carah, Cyrah, Darah, Dorah, Drorah, Farah, Jorah, Karah, Kyrah, Leorah, Lorah, Marah, Merah, Mirah, Monah, Morah, Moriah▼, Myrah, Neomah, Niah, Niran, Noa, Nola▼, Nolan, Nona▼, Nonah, Nonnah, Norda, Norm, Norma▼, Norna, Norne, Nova▲, Nyah▼, Nylah▲, Oonah, Oprah, Orah, Perah, Sarah, Serah, Tarah, Terah, Tovah, Yonah, Zarah, Zorah and Zorrah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Norah.