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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).


Norah has 2 variants: Noora and Norry.

Norah has 12 more different relations via Annora, Eleanor, Honor, Leonora, Nora: Anora, Anorah, Elora, Enora, Honorah, Leora, Nonie, Nore, Norina, Norine, Onora and Ora.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Nairah, Noarah, ..

(male) Noah, Noree, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Norah name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Norah and associated names. Eleanor (#78 the previous year), Elora (#1083), Honor (#1874), Leonora, Leora, Nonie, Nora (#49), Norine and Ora are the popular varying forms of Norah (#163 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Norah was more pronounced among parents during 1910-1919 (average #928) and has remained as widespread to this day (#1324, 1%), but with versions like Ora becoming less stylish. Nora and Norah are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Norah, Eleanor, Elora, Honor, Leonora in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leora, Nonie, Nora, Norine, Ora in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Norah is alike in pronunciation to Nari, Neera, Nera, Nira, Noura, Nura, Nuru and Nyree. Other suggested similar names are Abrah, Adrah, Barah, Carah, Cyrah, Darah, Dorah, Drorah (see Derora), 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.