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Name: Nora


Meaning

Nora, inspired by one of the most favorite characters from “Pete’s Dragon”, sounds feminine without being too frilly. It conjures images of elegant ladies of 18th and 19th century dressed in fur-trimmed coats. And it’s trending the popularity ladder too, considering it’s one of the top 50 names this year. Nora means ‘light’.This retro name got a boost from the popular singer Norah Jones. Nora has more gravitas than most of the a-ending retro names.This retro name got a boost from the popular singer Norah Jones. Nora has more gravitas than most of the a-ending retro names.Most likely a diminutive of Honora, ultimately derived from Latin and meaning "honor". Some sources suggest it can also be a short form of Eleanor, which means "mercy, compassion". There is also a similar name in Arabic, which means "light". Nora is the name of the main character in Ibsen's novel A Doll's House, as well as the name of a 2000 film about Nora Barnacle, the wife of James Joyce.

Gender

Girl

Origin/Usage

Dutch, English, Irish, Italian, Latin

Pronunciation of Nora

NAWR-ə

Also Spelled Like...

Norah, Noreen

Famous Nora

Nora Baring - actress
Nora Balling - model
Nora Bayes - singer
Nora Denney - actress
Nora Lange - author
Nora Jane Noone - actress
Nora Roberts - author
Nora Tschirner - actress
Nora Zehetner - actress


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