Norah name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Norah

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 submissions from Canada and the United States agree the name Norah means "Woman of Honor" and is of Gaelic / Hebrew origin.
  2. According to a user from District of Columbia, U.S., the name Norah is of Irish origin and means "Honor".
  3. According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Norah is of American origin and means "The name Norah means Honor and is of English origin. ".
  4. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Norah is of English origin and means "Honor, nobility".
  5. 2 people from New Jersey, U.S. agree the name Norah means "Light".
  6. A user from the United States says the name Norah is of Arabic origin and means "Radiant Light".
  7. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Norah means "Light, brightness".
  8. A user from Canada says the name Norah is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "sunshine".
  9. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Norah means "Beauty, Grace, and Bravery" and is of Irish origin.
  10. According to a user from Sweden, the name Norah means "The name Norah means fire".
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  1. A female given name, a pseudo-Hebrew spelling of Nora, diminutive of Eleonora or Honora.

Notable Persons Named Norah

Notable Persons Named Norah

Norah Jones

Norah Jones is a jazz, blue-eyed soul, blues, folk music, country music, adult contemporary music, and pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Norah was given the name Geetali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30th, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

Norah O'Donnell

Norah O'Donnell is a television journalist. She holds the title Co-Anchor. She was most active from 1996 to 1996. Norah was given the name Norah Morahan O’Donnell on January 23rd, 1974 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

Norah Flatley

Norah was born on March 10th, 2000 in San Diego. Norah is also known as Nora Flatley.

Norah Elam

Norah was born in 1878. She left this life in 1961.

Norah Burke

Norah was born on August 2nd, 1907 in Bedford. She breathed her last breath in 1976.

Jane Arden

Jane Arden was an actress, film director, playwright, poet, screenwriter, songwriter, and screenwriterandsongwriter. Jane was given the name Norah Patricia Morris on October 29th, 1927 in Pontypool, Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom. She breathed her last breath on December 20th, 1982.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Norah U.S.
  White 8.54% 64.26%
  African American 85.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Norah

People with the last name Norah are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Norah

  • What name lists does Norah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Norah? Norah is the 1,561st most popular name of all time. As a last name Norah was the 92,358th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Norah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24,773 babies born with the first name Norah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Norah to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Norah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Norah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Norah is Sunday, January 28th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Norah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Norah was in 2017 with a total of 2,154 babies. That's a lot of babies named Norah!
  • Random Norah Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norah ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 63 babies in Missouri have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Norah: The name spelled backwards is Haron. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Roahn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Norah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 199 people with the last name Norah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Norah? Norah is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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