The name Honora is a girl's name of Italian, Latin origin meaning "woman of honor". Honora and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".
From the experts:
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.