The name Nora is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "light". Nora is ranked #28 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Nora is a lovely, refined name that conjures up images of Belle Epoch ladies in fur-trimmed coats skating in Central Park, the independent Ibsen heroine of A Doll's House, and the female half of the witty Nick and Nora Charles duo, adding up to a most desirable choice.
Nora—long seen as a quintessentially Irish name—is a quietly stylish favorite tiptoeing up the popularity ladder.
One of Nora's most prominent contemporary namesakes is the late witty writer Nora Ephron. Nora Durst was a character on the HBO show The Leftovers.
It can also be spelled Norah, as in Norah Jones.
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