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Ora

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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 1,015 894 121
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 762 676 86
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 297 270 27
1952 309 277 32
1953 273 236 37
1954 261 234 27
1955 261 226 35
1956 250 224 26
1957 223 197 26
1958 206 182 24
1959 196 172 24
1960 150 124 26
1961 183 159 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 38 33 5

Fun Facts about the name Ora

  • How many people with the first name Ora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,468 babies born with the first name Ora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ora to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • 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 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ora ranks 59th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 60 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1912.
  • 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 Rao. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Ora

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

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 With the Name Ora

    Denise LaSalle

    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 Hazlewood

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

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    Ora Lassila

    Ora Lassila is a famous person.

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    Ora Mae Washington

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

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    Ora Carew

    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 Namir

    Ora Namir is a famed human. Ora was born on September 1st, 1930 in Hadera.

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    • Ora Kedem
      (famed individual)
    • Ora Graves
      (famous individual)
    • Ora Golan
      (chiropractor)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ora

    Rita 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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    What does the name Ora mean?

    Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

    Ris for reasonable, your understanding way.

    Ais for angelic, a truly pure heart

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