Nora (name)

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Pronunciation /ˈnɔːrə/ NAWR
Gender Female
Word/name from Norman, in turn from Latin
Meaning "honor"
Region of origin Europe
Other names
Related names Norma

Nora or Norah is an Italian, English, Irish, Albanian, Scandinavian and Baltic feminine personal name. It mainly originates as a short form of Honora (also Honoria), a common Anglo-Norman name, ultimately derived from the Latin word Honor (with that meaning).[1] In Hungary, the name Nóra originates as a short form of Eleonóra or Eleanor.[2]

In the Greek language, it means "light"[citation needed]-similar to the Arabic name Noor with the same meaning.

The Irish Nóra is likewise probably an Irish form of Honora. A diminutive form of Nóra is Nóirin; this name has numerous Anglicised forms, such as: Noreen, Norene, Nóinín and Norine.[3]

Nora has been among the most popular girl names in Norway in the 2000s, topping the list of most popular girl names in 2012.[4]

Nora may refer to:



  • Nora Batty, fictional character on the British television series Last of the Summer Wine
  • Nora Fries, fictional character in DC Comics
  • Nora Grey, fictional character in the Hush, Hush series of books by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Nora Hanen, fictional character on the American television series One Life to Live
  • Nora Lewin, fictional character on the American television series Law & Order
  • Nora of Kelmendi, legendary character in the Albanian folklore
  • Nora Walker, fictional character on the American television series Brothers & Sisters
  • Noora Amalie Sætre, amazing character in Norwegian TV Show, SKAM


  1. ^ Withycombe, E. G. (1976). The Concise Dictionary of English Christian Names. Omega Books. 
  2. ^ Drosdowski, Günther (1974). Lexikon der Vornamen. Duden. 
  3. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, p. 353, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1 .
  4. ^ Elisabeth Rodum (23 January 2013) Nora og Lucas mest populære Aftenposten