"woman of honor"

Honora Origin and Meaning

The name Honora is a girl's name of Italian, Latin origin meaning "woman of honor".

Honora and Honoria are two ways of softening the severity of Honor, while retaining its righteous meaning. They were predominant until the Reformation, when the Puritans adopted the abstract virtue names, and were introduced to Britain by the Normans.

Honoria Blake is a character in the Dickens novel Bleak House.

The Irish form of the name is Onora. A variant spelling is Honorah.

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Honora Popularity

Famous People Named Honora

  • Honora "Nano" NagleIrish nun and eduactor
  • Honora SneydEnglish feminist author and educator
  • Honora BurkeIrish noblewoman

Honora in Pop Culture

  • Honora Parkercharacter in 1994 film "Heavenly Creatures"