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pinWhat does Ora mean?

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".


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

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

Ora has 5 more different relations via Aura: Aure, Aurea, Auria, Auriana and Oria.

Kreatif forms: Orage, Oraor, Orora. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Ora for girls. Ora reached its peak rank of #114 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ora and related names. Aurora (#116 2 years ago), Aurelia (#832), Leonora, Aurea and Aura are the prominent variation forms of Ora. These forms of Ora reached the apex of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4432%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.1753%, down 60.4%). Aurora has generally been preferred by parents, and Aurea is now somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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