Sonora: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sonora
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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Sonora is also a place name. The Sonoran Desert covers 120,000 square miles in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California, as well as most of Baja California and the western half of the state of Sonora, Mexico.
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Related to the word sonorous, "eloquent, pleasant sounding."
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Sonora Webster Carver, American Entertainer, "The famous diving horse of Atlantic City."
Sonora Smart Dodd, American poet and the woman responsible for the founding of Father's day.
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The Disney movie "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" was loosely based on the life of Sonora Webster Carver.