Norah

Norah - A very unique female name



  Jul 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Norah, meaning woman of honor, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1924 on position #2051. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Norah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Norah? 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 Norah. The baby girl name Norah was given to 1,466 baby girls in 2012, ranking #210 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 964 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Norah peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 210.



Famous with this name

Norah Baring
Norah Lofts
Norah O'Donnell


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Norah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Norah is currently topping the baby name charts in Iowa at position #59 - and is the least popular in Arizona at position #522.

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 Norah is where you live.


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Norah origin and meaning

Norah is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means woman of honor. To see famous people named Norah, pop culture references for the name Norah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Norah

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

Nora / 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
2012210
2011264
2010298
2009343
2008478
2007484
2006504
2005518
2004587
2003839
20021801
20015079
20002951
19984689
19964631
19953103
19944669
19934692
19924657
19904631
19893814
19882573
19873409
19862647
19823158
19812621
19803513
19782404
19722338
19692778
19662250
19652509
19642270
19631865
19622105
19612523
19602064
19592420
19581620
19531715
19522122
19511612
19501622
19492053
19451819
19291895
19271758
19261984
19242051

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Iowa59
North Dakota73
New Hampshire88
Minnesota88
Wisconsin97
Indiana102
Utah106
Nebraska121
Michigan124
South Dakota132
Kansas137
Missouri138
Ohio148
Massachusetts148
Colorado158
District of Columbia162
Washington164
Maine165
Virginia167
Oregon170
Illinois180
Pennsylvania188
Tennessee195
Kentucky212
Connecticut216
Maryland228
New York240
West Virginia244
South Carolina250
North Carolina265
New Mexico266
Georgia274
New Jersey296
Oklahoma300
Idaho329
Alabama337
Arkansas383
Florida406
Texas410
Mississippi464
Nevada470
California470
Louisiana521
Arizona522

Even more about Norah


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 Norah a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Norah?

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 Norah
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 964
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1924
2012 births +1,466

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