Nora Name Meaning & Origin

Nora

Pronunciation: NOH-rə (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Norah, Eleanor, Eleanora, Lenora, Leonora

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Nicknames for Nora

Nor, Norsie, Nors, Naya, Norsa, No-ha

Meanings and history of the name Nora

"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

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

Nora in song, story & screen

Nora Helmer, main character in Henrik Ibsen's play "A Doll's House"
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
Nora Grey, fictional female protagonist of the Hush, Hush series by author Becca Fitzpatrick
Nora Montgomery, character in the TV series American Horror Story:Murder House
Nora Valkyrie - RWBY (RoosterTeeth Mini Series)
Nora, a servant at Uncle Elisha & Aunt Jane's house in the Little House series
Nora Hildegard, a character from a tv show called "The Vampire Diaries"
Nora Thunderman from the Nickelodeon TV show "The Thundermans"

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