Nora name meaning

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in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nora mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nora

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Connecticut, U.S. says the name Nora is of Arabic origin and means "Light honor honorable Luminous noble bright. Awesome".
  2. 7 submissions from all over the world agree the name Nora means "Light" and is of Arabic origin.
  3. According to a user from Egypt, the name Nora is of Arabic origin and means "Light in Arabic".
  4. According to a user from Bulgaria, the name Nora is of Greek origin and means "Shortly from Eleonora which means 'light'".
  5. According to 3 people from Wisconsin, U.S., the name Nora is of Irish / Latin origin and means "Honor".
  6. A user from Maryland, U.S. says the name Nora is of Irish origin and means "Honorable".
  7. According to a user from Bangladesh, the name Nora means "Luminous".
  8. According to a user from Washington, U.S., the name Nora is of Gaelic origin and means "Noble".
  9. A submission from Maryland, U.S. says the name Nora means "Awesome" and is of Hebrew origin.
  10. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Nora is of French origin and means "BRIGHT".
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Short form of Eleanor or, rarely, of Honora.

  1. A female given name.

Nora was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, German, Latvian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Nora

Notable Persons Named Nora

Traci Lords

She was most active from 1984 to present. Traci was given the name Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7th, 1968 in Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.


Awkwafina is an alternative hip hop and east coast hip hop rapping and actor. She was most prominent from 2006 to 2006. Awkwafina was given the name Nora Lum in New York City, New York, U.S. Awkwafina is also known as Nora Lum.

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron was a screenwriter, producer, director, journalist, playwright, and author. She was most prominent from 1973 to 2012. Nora was born as the child of Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron on May 19th, 1941 in New York City, New York, U.S. She passed away on June 26th, 2012.

Nora Fatehi

Nora was born Nora Fatehi on February 6th, 1989 in Canada.

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is a writer. She has been prominent since 1981. Nora was given the name Eleanor Marie Robertson on October 10th, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.

Nora Arnezeder

Nora Arnezeder is an actress and singer. Nora was born on May 8th, 1989 in Paris, France.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nora

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nora

Pierre Nora

Pierre Nora is a historian. Pierre was born on November 17th, 1931 in Paris.

Salma de Nora

Salma was born on June 16th, 1979 in Madrid.

Princess Nora

Princess Nora is royalty. She holds the title Dowager Marquesa de Mariño. Princess was born as the child of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Countess Georgina von Wilczek on October 31st, 1950 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Arlind Nora

Arlind Nora is a soccer player for the Luftëtari Gjirokastër, KF Lushnja, KF Elbasani, KF Vllaznia Shkodër, Shkumbini Peqin, KF Laçi, and Besa Kavajë. Arlind was born on July 4th, 1980 in Gjirokastër.

Patrick Nora

Patrick Nora is an athlete for the Luparense Football Club.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nora U.S.
  White 31.70% 64.26%
  African American 31.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 26.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nora

People with the last name Nora are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Nora

  • What name lists does Nora rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Nora? Nora is the 471st most popular name of all time. In 2019 Nora was the 29th most popular name. As a last name Nora was the 22,516th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 157,263 babies born with the first name Nora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nora to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 476 new born babies.
  • When was Nora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nora is Sunday, February 17th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Nora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nora was in 2017 with a total of 6,059 babies. That's a lot of babies named Nora!
  • Random Nora Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nora ranks 24th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 47 babies in Nebraska have the same name in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Nora: The name spelled backwards is Aron. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aron. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nora? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,142 people with the last name Nora.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nora? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nora as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Nora name meaning

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