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Ora

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45k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
201
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ora

"Ora" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Gold". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun O"ra
A money of account among the Anglo-Saxons, valued, in the Domesday Book, at twenty pence sterling.

Etymology: AS. See 2d Ore

Wiktionary

Old English [Term?].

  1. A unit of money among the Anglo-Saxons.

    ora was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Catalan, Corsican, Esperanto, Finnish, Galician, Italian, Javanese, Kapingamarangi, Ladin, Latin, Maori, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan, Old Dutch, Old High German, Old Saxon, Polish, Portuguese, Rapa Nui, Romanian, Romansch, Spanish, Tahitian, and Turkish

    Notable Persons Named Ora

    Denise LaSalle is a blues, rhythm, soul music, and disco musician. She was most active from 1967 to present. Denise was given the name Ora Denise Allen on July 16th, 1939 in Leflore County, Mississippi, United States. Denise is also known as Denise Craig and Denise Jones.

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    Jean was given the name Ora Jean Hazlewood on August 4th, 1916. She passed away on March 2nd, 1997.

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    Ora was born on January 23rd, 1898 in Germantown, Philadelphia. She passed away on December 21st, 1971.

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    Ora Carew was an actor. She was most active from 1915 to 1925. Ora was born on August 13th, 1893 in Salt Lake City. She died on October 26th, 1955.

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    Ora was born on September 1st, 1930 in Hadera.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ora

    Rita Ora is a musician. She was most active from 2007 to present. Rita was given the name Rita Sahatçiu on November 26th, 1990 in Pristina.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 213 149 64
    1881 246 191 55
    1882 248 181 67
    1883 277 212 65
    1884 319 251 68
    1885 276 218 58
    1886 350 287 63
    1887 294 231 63
    1888 395 325 70
    1889 393 346 47
    1890 403 354 49
    1891 378 327 51
    1892 458 405 53
    1893 385 350 35
    1894 446 404 42
    1895 468 416 52
    1896 450 408 42
    1897 452 408 44
    1898 486 447 39
    1899 386 357 29
    1900 505 463 42
    1901 434 400 34
    1902 470 427 43
    1903 433 399 34
    1904 448 412 36
    1905 470 431 39
    1906 441 407 34
    1907 454 424 30
    1908 474 426 48
    1909 513 473 40
    1910 548 495 53
    1911 555 513 42
    1912 670 605 65
    1913 706 622 84
    1914 797 698 99
    1915 937 803 134
    1916 1,010 857 153
    1917 1,016 887 129
    1918 989 858 131
    1919 1,079 921 158
    1920 1,014 894 120
    1921 978 836 142
    1922 1,022 865 157
    1923 892 788 104
    1924 952 823 129
    1925 950 832 118
    1926 882 759 123
    1927 898 790 108
    1928 765 656 109
    1929 715 632 83
    1930 763 676 87
    1931 650 564 86
    1932 627 556 71
    1933 604 551 53
    1934 593 512 81
    1935 568 502 66
    1936 519 443 76
    1937 526 459 67
    1938 464 415 49
    1939 495 438 57
    1940 470 420 50
    1941 453 411 42
    1942 431 371 60
    1943 452 395 57
    1944 406 363 43
    1945 377 325 52
    1946 399 353 46
    1947 384 347 37
    1948 375 328 47
    1949 377 340 37
    1950 314 270 44
    1951 296 269 27
    1952 310 278 32
    1953 273 236 37
    1954 262 235 27
    1955 261 226 35
    1956 250 224 26
    1957 223 197 26
    1958 205 181 24
    1959 197 173 24
    1960 150 124 26
    1961 182 158 24
    1962 138 119 19
    1963 125 112 13
    1964 129 110 19
    1965 104 91 13
    1966 98 77 21
    1967 89 71 18
    1968 87 74 13
    1969 79 60 19
    1970 68 58 10
    1971 76 57 19
    1972 66 53 13
    1973 55 47 8
    1974 47 35 12
    1975 59 48 11
    1976 49 33 16
    1977 48 35 13
    1978 39 34 5
    1979 54 37 17
    1980 47 37 10
    1981 49 33 16
    1982 36 29 7
    1983 34 25 9
    1984 46 36 10
    1985 43 34 9
    1986 33 27 6
    1987 30 22 8
    1988 38 29 9
    1989 27 21 6
    1990 15 10 5
    1991 22 22 0
    1992 31 24 7
    1993 14 14 0
    1994 16 16 0
    1995 12 12 0
    1996 18 13 5
    1997 16 16 0
    1998 17 17 0
    1999 13 13 0
    2000 18 13 5
    2001 13 13 0
    2002 13 13 0
    2003 11 11 0
    2004 13 13 0
    2005 22 16 6
    2006 12 12 0
    2007 20 20 0
    2008 22 22 0
    2009 16 16 0
    2010 18 18 0
    2011 23 17 6
    2012 15 15 0
    2013 24 24 0
    2014 27 27 0
    2015 40 35 5
    2016 40 35 5

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    Popularity of Ora as a first name

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    Popularity of Ora as a last name

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    Common last names for Ora

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Jones
    • Brown
    • Davis
    • Miller
    • Wilson
    • Moore
    • Taylor
    • Jackson
    • Martin
    • Anderson
    • Thompson
    • Harris
    • White
    • Walker
    • Clark
    • Lewis

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ora U.S.
      White 48.76% 64.26%
      African American 11.44% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 24.38% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 13.43% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ora

    People with the last name Ora are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Ora

    • How Popular is the name Ora? Ora is the 1,065th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ora was the 91,625th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,510 babies born with the first name Ora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ora to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 213 new born babies.
    • When was Ora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ora is Sunday, September 23rd, 1866.
    • What year had the most people named Ora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ora was in 1919 with a total of 921 babies.
    • Random Ora Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ora ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 47 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1914.
    • Weird things about the name Ora: Your name in reverse order is Aro. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aro. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ora? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 201 people with the last name Ora.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ora? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ora as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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