Gender: Female Meaning of Norah: "woman of honor" Origin of Norah: Spelling variation of Nora, diminutive of Honora Norah's Popularity in 2019: #144

Norah Origin and Meaning

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

The skyrocketing success of singer Norah Jones brought this spelling of the name onto the pop charts in 2003.

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headintheclouds Says:


With -h ending names, I typically prefer the alternative spelling without the -h, like Sara>Sarah and Hanna>Hannah and Nora>Norah to me. But I've been slowly changing my mind-- now I think both variants are equally nice and simply just lend different vibes for all of those names. In this case, Nora seems lighter, airier and feistier, while Norah is more laid back, jazzy (thanks Norah Jones!) and homespun. The extra -h does weigh it down a bit more, but rather than make the name heavy or clunky, I feel it gives the name a bit more gravitas.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I am actually liking this now, but much prefer this spelling to Nora.

kertheshe Says:


Don't like neither 'Nora' nor 'Norah' (*badum tss*). They both sound very... 'rude' I guess, a little 'harsh'.

Nozomi Says:


Eli and Norah sound wonderful! I like the name Eli alot although Norah isn't my favorite I can respect and see the appeal people might have towards it :)

Michaela Says:


Sick to death of Nora/Norah. The 'h' doesn't help either.

scblovesnames Says:


Does anybody think this name sounds too soft with Eli. I've really liked Eli and Norah but I'm unsure about the sound. I like the H, just like I spell my name Sarah and not Sara.

eveyalecia Says:


I prefer this spelling to Nora-- the H makes it feel more substantial (in my personal opinion).

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


Why does it need the h at the end? Nora is fine without it, it's a cute name though!

jordalini Says:


I prefer Nora, but still cute

MaryKathryn Says:


Adore this name!