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Gender: Male Meaning of Jorah: "early rain" Origin of Jorah: Hebrew

The name Jorah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "early rain". Jorah and is often added to lists like Unusual Biblical Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

Jorah, a Biblical name with a lovely nature-related meaning, might make a fresher alternative to the overused Jordan. It's similar to the feminine Nora, Cora, and Laura, but depending on your viewpoint, that may be an advantage.

Jorah Mormont, often called Jorah the Andal, is a major character in HBO's Game of Thrones, marked by his loyalty to the woman he considers the rightful Queen of Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen.

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Famous People Named Jorah

Jorah, ancestor of some who returned to Judah with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:18)

Pop Culture References for the name Jorah

Jorah Mormont, character from the "Game of Thrones" series


ElsaAnne Says:


Love this!

kertheshe Says:


But, oh my Jedi, NO it has NOTHING to do with 'Nora'! Please, spare me the heartache! Don't compare such a majestic name to an old, overused one.

kertheshe Says:


I like it because Ser Jorah Mormont. Also because there is a Russian alternative for my Russian parents.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Jorah Mormont from Game of Thrones is how I found this name. It's more elegant than Judah and less trendy in comparison to Jonah. And it's meaning is absolutely gorgeous.