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Meaning and name origin

Ora \o-ra\ as a girl's 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".

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

For more information, see also related girl names Aurelia, Aurora, Leonora and Orit.


Ora is a very popular first name for females (#494 out of 4276, Top 12%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#69447 out of 88799, Top 78%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ora for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ora name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aurora (#116), Aurelia (#832), Leonora, Aura and Ora. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aurora, Aurelia, Leonora, Aura, Ora in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ora is also pronounced similarly to Ara, Ari, Aria, Eira, Iara, Ira, Orah, Oria, Orya, Uira and Yara. Other suggested similar baby names are Oba, Oda, Ofra, Ola, Oma, Orla, Orna, Orpa and Orsa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ora.


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