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Norah

First Name
17k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
199
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Norah

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

Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, a pseudo-Hebrew spelling of Nora, diminutive of Eleonora or Honora.

Notable Persons With the Name Norah

Norah Jones is a jazz, blue-eyed soul, blues, folk music, country music, adult contemporary music, and pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Norah was given the name Geetali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30th, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

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Norah O'Donnell is a television journalist. She holds the title Co-Anchor. She was most active from 1996 to 1996. Norah was given the name Norah Morahan O’Donnell on January 23rd, 1974 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Norah Flatley is a famous somebody. Norah was born on March 10th, 2000 in San Diego. Norah is also known as Nora Flatley.

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Norah Elam was an important individual. Norah was born in 1878. She left this life in 1961.

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Norah Burke was a famed human. Norah was born on August 2nd, 1907 in Bedford. She breathed her last breath in 1976.

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Jane Arden was an actress, film director, playwright, poet, screenwriter, songwriter, and screenwriterandsongwriter. Jane was given the name Norah Patricia Morris on October 29th, 1927 in Pontypool, Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom. She breathed her last breath on December 20th, 1982.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 9 0
1881 13 13 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 20 20 0
1884 12 12 0
1885 15 15 0
1886 12 12 0
1887 9 9 0
1888 15 15 0
1889 7 7 0
1890 11 11 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 11 11 0
1893 16 16 0
1894 13 13 0
1895 18 18 0
1896 18 18 0
1897 22 22 0
1898 11 11 0
1899 10 10 0
1900 18 18 0
1901 11 11 0
1902 16 16 0
1903 11 11 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 10 10 0
1906 12 12 0
1907 9 9 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 9 9 0
1910 12 12 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 10 10 0
1913 18 18 0
1914 21 21 0
1915 22 22 0
1916 14 14 0
1917 25 25 0
1918 22 22 0
1919 31 24 7
1920 23 23 0
1921 19 14 5
1922 21 21 0
1923 27 18 9
1924 33 27 6
1925 31 23 8
1926 16 11 5
1927 23 23 0
1928 20 20 0
1929 18 18 0
1930 13 13 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 21 13 8
1933 24 14 10
1934 21 15 6
1935 12 12 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 11 11 0
1938 15 15 0
1939 17 12 5
1940 21 16 5
1941 16 11 5
1942 23 23 0
1943 24 19 5
1944 15 15 0
1945 26 26 0
1946 26 21 5
1947 24 24 0
1948 29 22 7
1949 34 29 5
1950 27 22 5
1951 35 35 0
1952 23 17 6
1953 32 32 0
1954 19 19 0
1955 32 26 6
1956 14 14 0
1957 20 20 0
1958 37 37 0
1959 16 16 0
1960 25 25 0
1961 28 28 0
1962 24 24 0
1963 25 25 0
1964 21 21 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 19 19 0
1967 21 21 0
1968 17 17 0
1969 14 14 0
1970 16 16 0
1971 18 18 0
1972 22 22 0
1973 25 25 0
1974 23 23 0
1975 29 29 0
1976 30 30 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 25 25 0
1979 30 30 0
1980 32 32 0
1981 35 35 0
1982 27 27 0
1983 30 30 0
1984 37 37 0
1985 28 28 0
1986 29 29 0
1987 27 27 0
1988 38 38 0
1989 42 42 0
1990 38 38 0
1991 38 38 0
1992 38 38 0
1993 35 35 0
1994 30 30 0
1995 29 29 0
1996 35 35 0
1997 24 24 0
1998 42 42 0
1999 44 44 0
2000 56 56 0
2001 64 64 0
2002 96 96 0
2003 303 303 0
2004 482 476 6
2005 557 557 0
2006 591 591 0
2007 687 687 0
2008 665 665 0
2009 959 959 0
2010 1,090 1,090 0
2011 1,217 1,217 0
2012 1,501 1,501 0
2013 1,723 1,723 0
2014 2,002 2,002 0
2015 2,021 2,021 0

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Popularity of Norah as a first name

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Popularity of Norah as a last name

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Common last names for Norah

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  • Miller
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  • Stewart
  • White
  • Kelly

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Norah U.S.
  White 8.54% 64.26%
  African American 85.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Norah

People with the last name Norah are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Norah

  • How Popular is the name Norah? Norah is the 1,811th most popular name of all time. As a last name Norah was the 92,358th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Norah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,594 babies born with the first name Norah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Norah to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Norah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Norah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Norah is Sunday, January 28th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Norah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Norah was in 2015 with a total of 2,021 babies. That's a lot of babies named Norah!
  • Random Norah Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Norah ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 79 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Norah: Your name in reverse order is Haron. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hrona. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Norah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 199 people with the last name Norah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Norah? Norah is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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What does the name Norah mean?

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Ois for ornate, nothing plain here!

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

His for hopeful, you see the bright side of things

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.