Nora, Norah

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FOR REAL: Nora, in English usage is a short form of the Irish name Onóra. This is the Irish form of the Latin name Honora, meaning "honor." It can also be a short form of the unrelated name Eleanora. In other languages, Nora can be derived from a Greek or Arabic word meaning "light." The silent 'h' on the end of Norah got added sometime probably in the 1800s in a misguided attempt to make the name look biblical.

diminutives: Noni

related names: Noor, Noreen, Nóirín