Name Nora Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Nora


Nora is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Nora?

Nora is a diminutive of the name Eleonora, which derived from the name Aliénor. Nora is of Old Provençal, Arabic and Greek origin and derived from the name Helen. Besides, Nora is a Japanese name and short form of the name Honora.

What does the name Nora mean?

Nora means “the other Aenor” (from Germanic “alja” = other), “merciful” (from ancient Greek “éleos/ἔλεος” = compassion/mercy), “God is my light” (from Arabic “Aḷḷāhu nūrī/أَلْلّٰهُ نُورِي”) and “torch”, “beautiful”, “light”, “bright” and “shining” (from Helen). Besides, Nora means “honor” or “woman of honor” (from Honora) and “stray (cat or dog)” in Japanese.

Pronunciation of Nora

Variants of the name Nora


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Popularity of the name Nora

The name Nora is ranked #56 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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