Alora Name Meaning & Origin
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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!!
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This name is my own! I love it! My mom made it up!
This is my daughters name but spelled Alorah
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, Loli, Lolo, Lo Allie, Al,
- 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.
Comment: Yes! The name Alora does have to do with the term God. That is why my parents named me this. We come from a hebrew background and my name literally translates "God is Light".
Comment: The name Alora is actually from Greek, Latin, and Jewish. The name Alora does come from the name Eleanor but that in truth is only part. There is another name it also comes from "Eluaroa" (which I do not believe I have spelt quiet correctly) but it's meaning roughly translated is "Odd Rose" which is Latin. (The Greek try to take all the credit for the "invention" of the name Alora for the mere fact that very little evidence exists, proving that the Latin language also had a part to play in creating the name).
As for the Jewish name Alora it actually has two meanings, many only associate Alora with the with the words "God" and "light" but in reality the other meaning of Alora is "counselor of divine light." The "Al" does mean God and "Ora" light, but in the way it is pronounced is what changes the meaning from "God's light" to "counselor of divine light." Something which is not commonly acknowledged or regarded as value. *Remember how in English or Grammar class one word would have two meanings?* It is the same concept with the pronunciation of the name Alora.
Comment: My daughter is an Alora and I named her after a Bantu woman I met in Uganda. In the Bantu it means ‘my dream’. Beautiful, unique name.
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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.