The name Nora
Nora is a feminine given name of English origin, more precisely from Great Britain. It is very popular around the world, which has earned it off the coast in some countries such as Saudi Arabia, Scotland and Morocco. Massively adopted in France and US, its most famous equivalents are Éléanora, Éléonore and Elinora. Its male variants are Nollan, Nolhan, and Nolane. Many personalities have worn this short name, including the famous American singer Nora Jones, the British actress Nora Gordon, or the French comedian Nora Hamzawi. Even the French politician, who was a former Secretary of State and MEP since 2009, took on this first name!
Nora is a name of 4 letters that begins with the letter N and ends with the letter A.
Breakdown by sex (France and United States)
Number of children girls who had the first name Nora (172 305 births).
Number of children boys having had the first name Nora (723 births).
Figures and trends of the name Nora in the world
There have been 21 760 births of Nora since 1 908 (average of 200 / year). There were 568 named Nora born in 2 021. It's the year 2 020 which saw the most births of babies with this name. #28315
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There have been 151 268 births of Nora since 1 880 (average of 1 104 / year). There were 5 806 named Nora born in 2 018. It's the year 2 017 which saw the most births of babies with this name. #28315
since 1 880
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Etymology, origin and meaning of name Nora
Nora is an original first name derived from the first name Éléonore, which means “Éléanora” in English or Noura in French. It also draws its roots from the Anglo-Norman first name Honora or Honoria. In Greek, the first name is characterized by “eleos” which means “compassion”. On the other hand, in Hebrew, Nora is designated by “elinora” which means “God is a fire”. In Arabic, it is "ellinor" which takes the meaning of "God is my light", yet in Japanese, it designates a stray animal, in particular a free cat which has no home.
When do we celebrate Saint Nora? What day ?
Saint-Nora is generally celebrated on June 25 of the year and it is a date that particularly honors Saint-Eléonore. Known as: “Éléonore de Provence”, she was the wife of the King of England in the 13th century, Henry III. For having appointed French people to certain positions of responsibility, Eléonore provoked a riot against the crown. She was expelled from France during this period. She formed an army to free her husband, held prisoner in England. After the death of her husband (Henri III), Éléonore resolves to become a sister by joining the Benedictines, where she leads a pious life and completes it in holiness.
Personalities of the Nora
If your child responds to the name Nora, you should start by preparing to deal with a moody woman. Nora is indeed a very suspicious woman and she is not easy to follow in her actions. Faced with the facts, Nora always makes a pessimistic judgment first. For her, it is not a question of having false illusions to be disappointed in the end. However, she is very sensitive and very dreamy. In reality, she builds the appearance of a severe woman to avoid suffering disappointments of any kind.
Nora's friends see her as a jovial, enthusiastic and above all generous person. With her loved ones, Nora is indeed straight and gives the best of herself to positively impact others. However, to be one of her relatives, you really have to be trustworthy because she knows how to find “false friends”. She usually nurtures a reputation for having very strong friendships that last a long time.
As much as Nora seeks trust in others, you should know that she is also trustworthy. She will never betray the secrets entrusted to her, regardless of the nature of the ties she shares with the person concerned. In society or in a work group, Nora is naturally curious. She has a good sense of contact and becomes sociable when she knows she has to share her space for a while.
However, remember that she is uncompromising about respect for her privacy and her tranquility. She is interested in crafts and respects the traditions of different backgrounds. She doesn't try to be the best of all at her job, or to bother doing something that she isn't passionate about.