Alora: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Alora

Alora

Pronunciation: ah-LOH-rə (key)

You may hear that this name is a form of Eleanor, or of Laurel. Or that it comes from the Hebrew for "my light," like Leora. The reality is that Elora is not traditional, but so smoothly feminine that parents find their way to it from many directions -- a lot of them from the 1988 fantasy film Willow.

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Comments and insights on the name Alora: | Edit

This name is amazing! It is creative and fun too! It has spark! It shows individuality! There is nothing like it! .. I found this name in Baja while pregnant and changed the spelling from Alora to Allura. Very beautiful name!!

Personal experiences with the name Alora: | Edit

This name is my own! I love it! My mom made it up!

Comment: Sorry - not so! The name Alora has been around for a long, long time. It is just one of those names that never made it big in the baby name circles. It originally comes from the name Eleanor, which is Greek. Even the Spanish used it for a castle built by the Phoenicians way back in prehistoric times. The Romans conquered this fortress before the year 79 BC, as attested by an inscription found in the castle's walls.

It is a beautiful sounding name, but not a modern one! Once again, sorry!

Nicknames for Alora: | Edit

Lola, Lo, Aloha pretty much anything! But make sure it is original just like the real name.
Therefore 'Laura' is not a good nickname for Alora, that makes it less special!

My neighbor's name is Alora and I call her Lolo.

Meanings and history of the name Alora: | Edit

The meaning of Alora is better than best:'God's Light' AL= God and ORA= LIGHT.
The origin can be either Irish, Latin, or Jewish.

Comment: No Jewish, Irish, or Latin origination in this name. It is a derivation of Eleanor, which is Greek and the meaning of the name is "shining light." It has nothing to do with the term God.

Famous real-life people named Alora: | Edit

In the movie Willow there is a baby princess named Ellora. My mom liked it better with an 'A' therefore she spells it different.

Comment: The spelling of the baby's name in Willow is "Elora". Unlike the pronunciation guide at the top of this page, Alora should be pronounced with a guttural "uh" at the beginning instead of the more nasal sounding "ah". This gives a sweeter sound to the name and lends itself more appropriately to the guttural sound of the baby's name in the movie Willow.

Also, Alora is a derivation of the name Eleanor, which is of Greek origin. Alora has no other known variant or origination point in linguistics, so it is not related to any Irish, English, African, or Spanish origination. The word "alora" in Spanish actually originates in ancient Greece, having been linguistically adopted by the Romans upon influence of the Phoenicians. Once again, Greek origination. Just needed to clear up a lot of misinformation on this site.

Alora in song, story & screen: | Edit

The song titled 'Alora' by Meron talks about a girl named Alora who was his first love.

Comment: I just listened to that song and in my opinion, it cheapens this beautiful and sophisticated name. The name Alora is classical in both scope and origination and therefore should be addressed as such, not lowered to the standard this pseudo-musical composer presents.

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