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Subject: Re: Magdalene
Author: Chrisell   (Authenticated as Chrisell)
Date: October 28, 2004 at 8:11:45 PM
Reply to: Magdalene by Julie
Magdalene means "of Magdala" as it says in the database entry (click hyperlink).

Nora does not have a meaning of its own - it is a former nickname for Eleanor, which has two possible meanings, either as an individual name or as a form of Helen (follow the Eleanor hyperlink for details).

Unfortunately, etymology is an inexact science, and we can't give a single, quick meaning for every name.

Another name which could take Nora as a nickname is Elanora, which is a place name in an Australian Aboriginal language (I think it means seashore but I can't remember!). The resemblance between Elanora and Eleanor is co-incidental.

:-)

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