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PronouncedPron.NAWR-ə English
NO-ra German

Meaning & History

Short form of HONORA or ELEANOR. Henrik Ibsen used it for a character in his play 'A Doll's House' (1879).
VariantsNóra, Norah Irish Elea, Ella, Elle, Ellie, Elly, Lenora, Lenore, Nell, Nelle, Norah, Leanora English Ellen, Noor, Noortje Dutch Leonora, Lora Italian
DiminutivesNóirín, Noreen, Norene Irish Nonie, Noreen, Norene English Lorita, Norina Italian
Other Languages & CulturesEleonora Bulgarian Eleonoora, Ella, Elli, Noora Finnish Eléonore French Eleonora Greek Eleonóra, Nóra Hungarian Honoria Late Roman Noor, Noortje Limburgish Aliénor Occitan Eleonora Polish Leonor Portuguese Eleonora Russian Eilionoir, Eilidh Scottish Leonor Spanish Eleonora Ukrainian
Same SpellingNóra
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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute