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Norah is a name of English origins and is derived from the names Honora and Eleanora. The meaning of the name Norah is honor. The most common variation of the name Norah is Nora. Nicknames include Nor, Nory, No-No, and Rah.
Norah was #186 in 2013 according to the Social Security Administration. In addition, the variation Nora was #83. When combining the two spellings, Nora/Norah was #10 among BabyNames.com user lists in 2014. The BabyNames.com user lists predict popularity about 3-5 years ahead.
The most famous Norah of the 20th century is likely singer Norah Jones. Famous Noras include author Nora Roberts and director Nora Ephron. Royal Noras include Princess Nora of Lichtenstein. There are also several places named Nora, including towns in Australia, Italia, Sweden, and the United States (Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Nebraska, among others). Fictional characters include Nora Charles (“Nick and Nora”) from The Thin Man and Nora from Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.
BabyNames.com users who like the name Norah also tend to like names that are traditional and names common in Great Britain.