The name Norah is of English origin and means "Honor." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Norah is a name of English origins and is derived from the names Honora and Eleanora. The meaning of the name Norah is honor. The most common variation of the name Norah is Nora. Nicknames include Nor, Nory, No-No, and Rah. The most famous Norah of the 20th century is likely singer Norah Jones. Famous Noras include author Nora Roberts and director Nora Ephron. 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.