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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Nora?

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    Popularity of the name Nora

    According to the Social Security Administration, Nora was the 27th most popular baby girl’s name in America in 2021! It was in the 30th spot in 2020, 29th in 2019, 30th in 2018, 28th in 2017, 36th place in 2016, and 41st in 2015!! So, this lovely name has definitely risen in popularity over the last few years. It actually didn’t break into the top 100 until 2013, and has risen steadily in popularity over the last decade!

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    Nora shown on our Serenity Forest background with Sage and Gold mats.

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    History and meaning of the name Nora

    The name Nora is of Greek and French origin and means “Light and Merciful.” In Ireland, Nora is derived from Honora, meaning “honor”; and in France, the name Nora comes from the name Eleanora, which means “light.” Another lovely spelling for Nora is Norah, which has the same origin and beautiful meaning.

    The meaning of the name “Nora” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Nora, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Nora shown on our Daisies background with Sage and Pink mats.

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    Famous People named Nora

    Famous Nora’s include Nora Ephron, an American journalist, writer and filmmaker; Norah Jones, an American singer, who adds the “h” at the end of her name; and Nora Campos, an American politician.

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    Nora shown on our Teddy Bear background with a Purple mat.

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    Your Nora

    Is your Nora filled with light and is she merciful? I’m sure she is! I love to hear from our customers about how the meanings of their loved ones’ names really do match their personalities!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the lovely name Nora, and the various art backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog that go so beautifully with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Nora! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    Frequently asked questions about the name Nora (FAQ)

    Is Nora a unique name?

    Nora or Norah is a feminine personal name. It mainly originates as a short form of Honora (also Honoria), a common Anglo-Norman name, ultimately derived from the Latin word Honor (with that meaning).

    Is Nora a common name?

    How Popular is the Name Nora? According to 2020 data from the Social Security Administration, Nora is the 27th most popular name for girls in the United States.

    What are some good nicknames for Nora?

    Nelly, Nor, Nory, No No, and Rah are just a few good nicknames for Nora.

    Should I name my baby Nora?

    Nora is a beloved stand-alone name, but it can also be used as a nickname for Eleanor or Eleanora. Nora is pronounced “nor-rah” and spellings include Nora, Norah, Noora and Nura. It is most commonly used a girl’s name but can be used for babies of any gender. (Also, the names Noor, Nour, and Nur are gender-neutral.)

    Is Nora a Bible name?

    Nora is baby unisex name mainly popular in Christian religion and its main origin is English. Nora name meaning is “the shining light” in mythology.

    Is Nora an American name?

    The name Nora is girl’s name of Irish origin meaning “light”. Nora has two separate origin stories, as a derivative of both Honora and Eleanor. The Irish and Anglo-Norman version derives from Honora, based on the Latin word honor.

    What doe Nora mean?

    The name Nora means Light/Merciful.

    What does Nora mean in the Bible?

    he word נורא (nora) has gone through some interesting changes over the years. It appears in the Bible, meaning “awesome” or “awe-inspiring” in reference to God.

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.

    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Nora matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

    If you would like to learn more about how Sharon started writing these beautiful poems, please read Sharon’s story here.

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