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134k
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Nora

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17k Norah (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 476 471 5 #55 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 #62 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 1,359 1,350 9
1922 1,235 1,219 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 1,120 1,120 0
1951 1,166 1,156 10
1952 1,130 1,122 8
1953 1,158 1,148 10
1954 1,161 1,161 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 888 880 8
1966 855 850 5
1967 733 728 5
1968 704 697 7
1969 709 709 0
1970 675 675 0
1971 628 623 5
1972 605 605 0
1973 574 574 0
1974 587 587 0
1975 552 552 0
1976 517 517 0
1977 518 518 0
1978 583 583 0
1979 535 535 0
1980 577 569 8
1981 558 552 6
1982 563 563 0
1983 528 520 8
1984 556 556 0
1985 547 541 6
1986 490 485 5
1987 543 536 7
1988 605 605 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 1,474 1,474 0
2008 1,557 1,557 0
2009 1,667 1,667 0
2010 1,936 1,936 0
2011 2,234 2,234 0
2012 2,886 2,886 0
2013 3,505 3,505 0 #82 girl name
2014 4,736 4,731 5 #49 girl name
2015 5,301 5,301 0 #41 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Nora

  • How many people with the first name Nora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 133,812 babies born with the first name Nora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nora to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 476 new born babies.
  • When was Nora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nora is Sunday, February 17th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Nora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nora was in 2015 with a total of 5,301 babies. That's a lot of babies named Nora!
  • Random Nora Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nora ranks 21st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 54 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Nora: Your name in reverse order is Aron. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oanr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nora? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,142 people with the last name Nora.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nora? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nora as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Nora as a first name

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Popularity of Nora as a last name

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Common last names for Nora

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • White
  • Clark
  • Jackson
  • Murphy
  • Thomas
  • Harris

Common first names for Nora

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nora U.S.
  White 31.70% 64.26%
  African American 31.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 26.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nora

People with the last name Nora are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

Short form of Eleanor or, rarely, of Honora.

  1. A female given name.

Nora was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Faroese, German, Latvian, Norwegian, Slovak, and Swedish

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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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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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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Other Inspirations for the Name Nora

Nora Fleming
Nora Roberts
Nora Restaurant
Nora Lighting
Nora School

What does the name Nora mean?

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

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