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What does Norah mean?

Norah Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: greek, compassion (gracious), light.


Norah has 2 variants: Noora and Norry.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Narah, Noarah, ..

(male) Nonal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Norah Dylan (N.D.), ..

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)

Norah reached its peak position of #159 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Eleanor (#60 the previous year), Elora (#963), Honor (#1720), Leonora, Leora, Nonie, Nora (#41), Norine and Ora are the popular varying forms of Norah (#159 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Norah is more pronounced among parents presently (average #1294), except for versions like Ora which have become less stylish. Elora, Nora and Norah are three 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 Norah, 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.

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