Nora

Nora - A unique female name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nora, meaning light, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #111. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nora and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nora? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Nora. The baby girl name Nora was given to 2,868 baby girls in 2012, ranking #107 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 493 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nora peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 107.



Famous with this name

Nora Arnezeder
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Nora is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nora is currently topping the baby name charts in North Dakota at position #13 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #320.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Nora is where you live.


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Nora origin and meaning

Nora is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means light. To see famous people named Nora, pop culture references for the name Nora and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nora

We've found the following names that sound similar to Nora, sorted by popularity.

Norah / Noor / Nariah / Nour / Nyree / Nariyah / Neriah / Niara / Nira / Nuria /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012107
2011136
2010157
2009197
2008216
2007241
2006245
2005272
2004304
2003367
2002475
2001455
2000504
1999454
1998482
1997452
1996448
1995466
1994477
1993476
1992473
1991443
1990434
1989428
1988395
1987419
1986449
1985413
1984396
1983418
1982411
1981406
1980405
1979403
1978371
1977403
1976392
1975377
1974371
1973371
1972369
1971376
1970361
1969337
1968333
1967323
1966297
1965305
1964279
1963278
1962273
1961273
1960237
1959243
1958254
1957250
1956243
1955254
1954237
1953238
1952234
1951222
1950224
1949218
1948224
1947225
1946229
1945227
1944224
1943227
1942227
1941211
1940208
1939204
1938203
1937201
1936209
1935193
1934201
1933198
1932189
1931205
1930190
1929191
1928192
1927189
1926176
1925171
1924172
1923177
1922181
1921167
1920157
1919160
1918158
1917153
1916155
1915143
1914142
1913138
1912130
1911116
1910111

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Dakota13
Minnesota21
Vermont26
Iowa27
South Dakota31
Wisconsin32
District of Columbia35
Nebraska36
Missouri37
Idaho37
Utah39
Kansas47
Rhode Island49
Indiana49
Illinois53
Massachusetts56
Ohio56
Wyoming59
Alaska62
Montana66
New Hampshire69
Oregon72
Michigan79
Pennsylvania83
Oklahoma84
Colorado86
Washington87
Connecticut92
Maine97
Tennessee97
Virginia102
Kentucky111
Arkansas111
North Carolina121
New York131
Maryland132
Georgia138
Nevada146
New Jersey154
South Carolina162
Delaware166
Alabama191
Hawaii213
Arizona238
West Virginia245
Texas274
Florida283
California308
New Mexico308
Mississippi313
Louisiana320

Even more about Nora


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Nora a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Nora?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Nora
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 493
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,868

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