Nora: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Nora
Origin of the name Nora:
A short form of any of the names containing the element -nora, Nora is also commonly bestowed as an independent given name.
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- Comments and insights on the name Nora: | Edit
When I was a child, it upset me that I could never find my name on souvenir bicycle license plates.- A now-adult Nora
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My name is Nora, and I LOVE my name. I've receive compliments about my name many times. Also, my name has never been mistaken for Laura or even Norah for that matter.
My daughter is named Nora and it is often mistaken for the more common Laura upon introduction. She does not like her name but I like it. It's solid and traditional.
My name is Nora, and I had a teacher way back in the 50s that called me Laura for the whole year, no matter how many times I corrected her. It was ridiculous.
My daughter is named Nora. I have never had a problem with it being mistaken for Laura. (She is currently only 17 months, though.) Most people tend to find it old-fashioned, and my SIL commented, "that's different", but I've never gotten any negative comments, although I'm not sure if people would say them to my face or not. No one has ever said they liked it either!
My name is Nora and as above, I'm always confused with Laura! I've only met two other people named Nora and I knew them both when I was four years old. I never saw those two again!
My cousin Nora was also always being called Laura. She finally stuck with it cause she hates the name Nora anyway and I have to agree. It's very old fashioned and out of date.
- Nicknames for Nora: | Edit
Nor, Norsie, Nors, Naya, Norsa,
- Meanings and history of the name Nora: | Edit
"Nora" can be traced to the Arabic word "noor" meaning "light", or to the English given name "Honora" meaning "honor."
- Famous real-life people named Nora: | Edit
Nora Ephron - American film director/producer
Eleanor "Nora" Roberts - American novelist
Nora Louise Kuzma - birth name of American actress Traci Lords
Norah Jones - American singer
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Nora Lewin, character on the US television series Law & Order
Noisy Nora, a famous children's book
Nora Charles, character in the movie Thin Man
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, American film
Nora Wilde, character in the television series The Naked Truth
Nora Diniro, character in the 80s film Pump Up the Volume
Nora, Adam and Christina's baby in the US television show Parenthood
Nora Baker, character in the US film Cheaper by the Dozen
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Global Popularity of the Name Nora
- #5 in Norway
- #18 in Hungary
- #38 in Sweden
- #39 in Belgium
- #59 in Spain
- #90 in Germany
- #216 in United States
- #280 in Canada (Quebec)
- #302 in Canada (British Columbia)