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Quick Facts on Norah

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Irish, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 186
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Norah

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Norah

Norah is a slightly more elaborate spelling of Nora. The name Nora developed mainly as a pet form for the name Honora. Honora is from the Latin name Honorius meaning ‘honor.’ The name Honora became so popular in Ireland (rendered in the Irish as Onóra) that many people assumed it was an Irish name. Noreen, for example, originated from the name Nora by adding the Irish diminutive marker “-ín” so it means ‘little honorable one.’ Honoré has been a virtue name in use in France since at least the 17th century. The name Nora developed on the British Isles and has been in use since modern times. We can mainly thank the Irish for popularizing the name.

Popularity of the Name Norah

Norah has pretty much shadowed the success of her much more popular sister Nora on the American naming charts. Norah was used gently at the turn of the 20th century, but then disappeared from the female charts for over 100 years. The name returned triumphantly in 2003 and climbed over 500 positions on the charts in less than 10 years. Usually American parents tend to opt for the more fanciful version of names, so we’re surprised to see Nora outpace Norah in usage. In any case, that extra “H” on the end of the name is such a minor modification that it really just comes down to preference. Norah is a quiet, unpretentious choice in a name. Soft, pretty and a dose of old-fashion. We think Norah is indeed an “honorable” choice.
Popularity of the Girl Name Norah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Norah

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Norah

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Norah

    Norah We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Norah (see Nora).

  • Popular Songs on Norah

    Popular Songs on Norah

    Norah - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Norah (see Nora).

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Norah

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Norah

    Norah Jones (Donna Latham) - Overcoming Adversity: Sharing the American Dream: A biography on the popular singer-songwriter Norah Jones. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Norah's Ark: A Story (Ann Cartwright) - When her farm is threatened by flood, Norah turns the barn into a boat and saves all her animals. Recommended for ages 3-7.

  • Famous People Named Norah

    Famous People Named Norah

    Famous People Named Norah - Norah Jones (singer-songwriter); Norah Lange (writer); Norah Lofts (author); Norah McGuinness (artist)

  • Children of Famous People Named Norah

    Children of Famous People Named Norah

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Norah - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Norah.

  • Historic Figures

    Norah - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Norah - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Norah.

Personality of the Girl Name Norah

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Norah

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