What 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".
(female) Orai, Osa, ..
(male) Oraan, Orei, ..
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)
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 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the popularity of the girl name Ora and related 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.
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.