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Nora

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Honor
  • #532 All Time
  • #49 in 2014
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15k Norah (English)

How popular is the name "Nora" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 476 471 5 #56 girl name
1881 498 498 0 #55 girl name
1882 539 539 0 #58 girl name
1883 589 589 0 #55 girl name
1884 648 648 0 #56 girl name
1885 678 670 8 #56 girl name
1886 716 708 8 #56 girl name
1887 743 735 8 #56 girl name
1888 839 832 7 #61 girl name
1889 831 831 0 #60 girl name
1890 840 835 5 #63 girl name
1891 801 801 0 #63 girl name
1892 906 899 7 #63 girl name
1893 831 825 6 #67 girl name
1894 861 854 7 #68 girl name
1895 852 846 6 #70 girl name
1896 844 844 0 #71 girl name
1897 819 812 7 #71 girl name
1898 873 868 5 #74 girl name
1899 709 709 0 #80 girl name
1900 928 919 9 #83 girl name
1901 727 727 0 #81 girl name
1902 732 724 8 #86 girl name
1903 730 724 6 #87 girl name
1904 703 698 5 #93 girl name
1905 753 742 11 #92 girl name
1906 654 644 10
1907 683 676 7
1908 648 648 0
1909 678 670 8
1910 763 753 10
1911 788 779 9
1912 895 882 13
1913 898 890 8
1914 1,050 1,038 12
1915 1,303 1,293 10
1916 1,326 1,314 12
1917 1,376 1,360 16
1918 1,389 1,381 8
1919 1,384 1,373 11
1920 1,494 1,477 17
1921 1,360 1,351 9
1922 1,234 1,218 16
1923 1,231 1,221 10
1924 1,347 1,335 12
1925 1,326 1,317 9
1926 1,213 1,202 11
1927 1,093 1,079 14
1928 1,092 1,083 9
1929 1,033 1,018 15
1930 1,025 1,014 11
1931 915 903 12
1932 985 971 14
1933 903 891 12
1934 900 887 13
1935 921 909 12
1936 800 790 10
1937 856 842 14
1938 870 858 12
1939 864 859 5
1940 850 843 7
1941 856 845 11
1942 850 838 12
1943 864 856 8
1944 843 843 0
1945 846 834 12
1946 974 969 5
1947 1,108 1,096 12
1948 1,085 1,085 0
1949 1,206 1,198 8
1950 1,118 1,118 0
1951 1,168 1,158 10
1952 1,129 1,121 8
1953 1,159 1,149 10
1954 1,160 1,160 0
1955 1,051 1,045 6
1956 1,178 1,170 8
1957 1,167 1,161 6
1958 1,183 1,177 6
1959 1,282 1,273 9
1960 1,356 1,345 11
1961 1,126 1,117 9
1962 1,077 1,077 0
1963 1,075 1,068 7
1964 1,058 1,049 9
1965 887 879 8
1966 855 850 5
1967 733 728 5
1968 704 697 7
1969 709 709 0
1970 674 674 0
1971 628 623 5
1972 604 604 0
1973 574 574 0
1974 587 587 0
1975 552 552 0
1976 519 519 0
1977 518 518 0
1978 583 583 0
1979 535 535 0
1980 577 569 8
1981 558 552 6
1982 562 562 0
1983 527 519 8
1984 555 555 0
1985 547 541 6
1986 490 485 5
1987 543 536 7
1988 604 604 0
1989 605 595 10
1990 591 586 5
1991 573 573 0
1992 523 523 0
1993 525 525 0
1994 529 529 0
1995 550 545 5
1996 555 555 0
1997 563 563 0
1998 540 540 0
1999 582 582 0
2000 539 539 0
2001 619 619 0
2002 600 600 0
2003 835 830 5
2004 1,043 1,043 0
2005 1,197 1,197 0
2006 1,384 1,384 0
2007 1,473 1,473 0
2008 1,557 1,557 0
2009 1,667 1,667 0
2010 1,935 1,935 0
2011 2,234 2,234 0
2012 2,885 2,885 0
2013 3,502 3,502 0 #82 girl name
2014 4,713 4,708 5 #49 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Nora? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 128,476 babies born with the name Nora in the United States. That's more than enough Noras to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 476 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nora" was in 2014 with a total of 4,708 babies. (That's a lot of baby Noras)

According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nora" ranks #99 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 37 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1910. Across the entire United States a total of 763 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nora" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nora as well as things modernly associated with the name Nora such as celebrities named Nora.

English

Origin and Meaning of Nora

The name "Nora" is of English origin, and it means "Honor". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Traci Lords

Traci Lords is an actress, singer, model, and writer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Traci was born in 1968 as Nora Louise Kuzma in Steubenville, Ohio, United States.

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Nora Arnezeder

Nora Arnezeder is an actress and singer. Nora was born in 1989 in Paris, France.

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Nora Salinas

Nora Salinas is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Nora was born in 1976 as Nora Alicia Ortiz Salinas in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron is a screenwriter, producer, director, and journalist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1973 to 2012. Nora was born in 1941 in New York City.

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Nora Dunn

Nora Dunn is an actress/comedienne with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Nora was born in 1952 as Nora Eloise Dunn in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Susan Clark

Susan Clark is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1963 to 2000. Susan was born in 1940 as Nora Golding in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

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Alternative Meanings

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

Your name in reverse order is "Aron". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oarn". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Nora born Jul 10, 1970

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Nora

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