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Origin and Meaning of Nor

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  • A user from Philippines says the name Nor is of Islamic / Muslim origin and means "Lights of God".
Other origins: Arabic

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
conjunction Nor
A negative connective or particle, introducing the second member or clause of a negative proposition, following neither, or not, in the first member or clause (as or in affirmative propositions follows either). Nor is also used sometimes in the first member for neither, and sometimes the neither is omitted and implied by the use of nor.

Etymology: OE. nor, contr. from nother. See Neither

  1. Norwegian (native of Norway)

Notable Persons Named Nor

Nor Mohamed Yakcop is a (Economic Planning Unit), Malaysian Minister of Finance II, and Prime Minister's Department. His career lasted from 2009 to 2013. Nor was born on August 24th, 1947 in Penang, Malayan Union.


Nor Farhan Muhammad is a soccer player for the Kelantan FA, Terengganu FA, PDRM FA, T–Team F.C., Malaysia national under-23 football team, and Malaysia national football team. Nor was born on December 19th, 1984 in Wakaf Tapai Malaysia.


Nor Sanavongsay is a short story, children's literature, picture book, and comic strip writer. Nor was given the name Norrarak Sanavongsay on February 28th, 1975 in Mukdahan, Thailand.


Nor Hakim Hassan is a soccer player for the T–Team F.C., Terengganu FA, Muar Town F.C., and PKNS F.C. Nor was born on October 2nd, 1991 in Kuala Terengganu.


Nor was born in Malacca.


Nor was born on April 6th, 1971 in Selangor, Malaysia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Nor

Rosyam was born on March 1st, 1967.


Mohd Raimi Md Nor is a soccer player for the Selangor FA, PLUS F.C., Sime Darby F.C., Felda United F.C., and Malaysia national football team. Mohd was born on April 4th, 1986 in Selangor.


Hafiz Nor is a soccer player for the Geylang International FC, Tanjong Pagar United FC, Home United FC, and Singapore national football team. Hafiz was born on August 22nd, 1988 in Singapore.


They breathed their last breath in 2011.


Muhammad Aishamuddin Mohd Nor is a soccer player for the Melaka United.


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Popularity of Nor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nor U.S.
  White 29.27% 64.26%
  African American 48.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 14.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nor

People with the last name Nor are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Nor

  • How Popular is the name Nor? Nor is the 59,375th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nor was the 53,538th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23 babies born with the first name Nor in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nor is Sunday, June 14th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Nor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nor was in 2013 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Nor: Your name in reverse order is Ron. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 386 people with the last name Nor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nor? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nor as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.