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Norah meaning and name origin
Norah \n(o)-rah\ as a girl's name is a variant of Annora (Latin), Eleanor (Greek), Honor (Latin), Leonora (Greek) and Nora (English), and the meaning of Norah is "honor; sun ray, shining light; woman of honor; compassion; light". From Annora: English variant and phonetic version of Honora. From Eleanor: variant of Helen. From Honor: a virtue name; Honour was used by the Puritans. From Leonora: variant of Eleanor. From Nora: short form Eleanora (Greek) "light", Honora (Latin) "woman of honor", and Leonora. See Eleanor, Honor, Leonora, Nora for more on Norah. The baby name Norah sounds like Nira, Nore, Norry, Nera, Noora, Nura and Noura. Other similar baby names are Dorah, Jorah, Lorah, Morah, Nonah and Zorah.
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Popularity of Norah
Norah is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2935 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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