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What does Ora mean?

Ora Pronunciation of 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". Also form of Aurelia. Also form of Aurora. Also form of Leonora. Also form of Orit.


ASSOCIATED WITH virgin, roman, gold


VARIANTS Orabel, Orabelle, Orareeana, Orarariana, Orra

OTHER FORMS VIA AURA Aure, Aurea, Auria, Oria



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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, 2018)

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?

Aurora (#44 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Aurelia (#653), Aura (#1711), Leonora and Orra 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 Ora 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 sound-alike names are Oba, Oda, Ofra, Ola, Oma, Orla, Orna, Orpa and Orsa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ora.