Nora is a name of English origins and is derived from the names Honora and Eleanora. The meaning of the name Nora is honor. The most common variation of the name Nora is Norah. Nicknames include Nor, Nory, No-No, and Rah.
Nora is a popular name and was #83 in 2013 according to the Social Security Administration. In addition, the variation Norah was #186. When combining the two spellings, Nora/Norah was #10 among BabyNames.com user lists in 2014. The BabyNames.com user lists predict popularity about 3-5 years ahead.
Famous Noras include author Nora Roberts and director Nora Ephron. The most famous Norah of the 20th century is likely singer Norah Jones. Royal Noras include Princess Nora of Lichtenstein. There are also several places named Nora, including towns in Australia, Italia, Sweden, and the United States (Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Nebraska, among others). Fictional characters include Nora Charles (“Nick and Nora”) from The Thin Man and Nora from Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.
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