English, Arabic
"woman of honor, light"

Norah Origin and Meaning

The name Norah is a girl's name meaning "woman of honor, light".

The skyrocketing success of singer Norah Jones brought this spelling of the name onto the pop charts in 2003. As well as being a spelling variant of Nora in English, it's also an alternative transcription of the Arabic name Nura, from Nur/Noor "light".

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Famous People Named Norah

  • Norah Jones (born Geetali Norah Shankar)American singer,songwriter
  • Norah Morahan O’DonnellAmerican TV journalist
  • Norah O'NeillAmerican pilot
  • Norah Royce (Turner) DockerLady Docker, English socialite
  • Norah Margaret Ruth Cordner JamesEnglish novelist
  • Norah Irene FlatleyAmerican gymnast
  • Norah Müller (b. 2004)daughter of Swiss footballer Patrick Müller
  • Norah Eaves (b. 2010)daughter of ice hockey player Patrick Eaves
  • Norah Smith (b. 2008)daughter of reality TV personality Matt Smith

Norah in Pop Culture

  • Norah Silverbergcharacter in film "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"
  • Norah O'Morecharacter in G. A. Henty's "Won by the Sword"
  • Norah Stoakescharacter in "The Sky is Falling" by Kit Pearson

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