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What does Ora mean?

Ora Pronunciation of Ora [ora] as a girls' name is pronounced OR-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Ora is "pray". From the phrase "ora pro nobis" (meaning "pray for us") part of a prayer to the Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic practice. Also possibly respelling of Aura, meaning "gold" or "wind".

Associated with: virgin, roman, gold.


Ora has 5 variants: Orabel, Orabelle, Orarariana, Orareeana and Orra.

Affiliated girl names: Aurelia, Aurora, Leonora and Orit.

4 more different relations via Aura: Aure, Aurea, Auria and Oria.

Creative forms:
(female) Orai, Osa, ..

(male) Oraan, Orei, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ora Fatima (O.F.), ..

How popular is Ora?

Ora is a very prominent first name for women (#494 out of 4276, Top 12%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#88461 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ora reached its peak rank of #114 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aurora (#79 the previous year), Aurelia (#802), Orra, Leonora and Aura are the prominent variation forms of Ora. These forms of Ora are at the apex of their popularity today (adoption of 0.3%). Aurora has generally been preferred by parents, though Aurelia has become trendy as well, while forms such as Leonora are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ora, Aura, Aurelia, Aurora, Leonora, Orra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ora is pronounced similarly to Airi, Ara, Ari, Aria, Ariah, Arie, Ariya, Arria, Arya, Eira, Eiry, Iara, Ira, Orah, Orya, Uira, Uriya, Yaira, Yara and Yeira. Other recommended names are Oba, Oda, Ofra, Ola, Oma, Orla, Orna, Orpa and Orsa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ora.