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913
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
103
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tora

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  • A user from Virginia, United States says the name Tora is of Arabic origin and means "Night".
  • A user from Australia says the name Tora is of Japanese origin and means "Tiger".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Tora is of Unknown origin and means "Tiger".
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Alt. Meaning

T is for talent, hidden or not.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

A is for activities, for you have many.

Notable Persons Named Tora

Tora was born in 1025 in Giske.

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Tora was born on March 18th, 1981 in Ringerike (municipality).

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Tora Sudiro is an actor and comedian. He has been prominent since 2001. Tora was given the name Taura Danang Sudiro on May 10th, 1973 in Jakarta.

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He was most active from 1998 to present. Tora was born on September 21st, 1978 in College Park, Georgia, U.S.

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Tora Augestad is a cabaret, classical music, and jazz musician. Tora was given the name Tora Karen Elisabeth Augestad on December 10th, 1979 in Bergen, Norway.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tora

Nasr-Allah bin Haydar Tora is royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1827 to 1860.

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Lia Torá was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1929 to 1971. Lia was born on May 12th, 1907 in Brazil. Lia is also known as Horacia Correa D'Avila. She left this life in 1972.

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Mirco was born on May 19th, 1986 in Ferrara.

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Semisi was born on January 28th, 1979 in Lautoka.

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James Tora is a Minister for Police, Justice, National Security, Correctional Services, Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Infrastructure, Development, Minister for Mines, Energy, Minister for National Reconciliation, Unity, and Peace. James was born on July 16th, 1956 in Hunuta Village, Ugi Islands.

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Maciej Tora is an athlete for the Rozwój Katowice.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1898 6 6 0
1910 6 6 0
1914 6 6 0
1917 5 5 0
1927 5 5 0
1936 5 5 0
1948 6 6 0
1950 9 9 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 5 5 0
1956 9 9 0
1957 9 9 0
1959 5 5 0
1961 7 7 0
1962 6 6 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 8 8 0
1965 14 14 0
1967 9 9 0
1968 15 15 0
1969 25 25 0
1970 29 29 0
1971 46 38 8
1972 26 26 0
1973 37 31 6
1974 25 25 0
1975 21 15 6
1976 53 53 0
1977 44 44 0
1978 43 37 6
1979 23 23 0
1980 13 13 0
1981 15 15 0
1982 14 14 0
1983 12 12 0
1984 12 12 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 9 9 0
1989 10 10 0
1990 13 13 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 12 12 0
1996 8 8 0
1997 6 6 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 8 8 0
2000 9 9 0
2001 6 6 0
2002 8 8 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 11 11 0
2005 10 10 0
2006 9 9 0
2007 9 9 0
2008 12 12 0
2009 8 8 0
2010 16 16 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 15 15 0
2013 7 7 0
2014 20 20 0
2016 6 6 0
2017 13 13 0

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Popularity of Tora as a first name

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Popularity of Tora as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tora U.S.
  White 21.36% 64.26%
  African American 17.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 22.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 21.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tora

People with the last name Tora are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Tora

  • How Popular is the name Tora? Tora is the 11,185th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tora was the 157,234th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 913 babies born with the first name Tora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tora to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1898 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tora is Friday, September 26th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Tora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tora was in 1976 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Tora Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tora is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Tora: Your name in reverse order is Arot. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Troa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tora? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 103 people with the last name Tora.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tora? Tora is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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