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The name "Ora" is most probably related to the Latin root "or", which is a root of "gold". For example "oro" means "gold" in Spanish.
-- iva_toneva  5/13/2006
The word ora means gold in Latin.
-- Anonymous User  6/28/2006
Aura is generally the usage for gold, qv. ora is what the natives call the Komodo Dragon in the Flores Sea of Indonesia.
-- GODZILLA  4/26/2007
Ora is a popular name in Israel and the meaning is "light" "bright" from Or. [noted -ed]
-- lizka  6/26/2007
Ora means 'hour' [or perhaps 'now'] in Italian.
-- Nobody  8/23/2007
I'm pretty that the mother in The Yearling was called Ora Baxter.
-- susiejean  6/14/2008
I kind of like this name. I don't see it being used on a boy.
-- number1212  12/16/2008
It's a rather ugly name that sounds like "or a" and also unfortunately the native name of the Komodo dragon. Besides, Ora is quite dated and redneck.
-- bananarama  8/9/2009
REDNECK? Oh please! The name Ora is SO beautiful, "to pray and light" are wonderful meanings. Although it is too close to oral, (you know what I mean uh huh) I still love it.
-- italiannames  12/9/2009
The following is probably not directly related to the history of this name but the word "Ora" is part of the Latin Hail Mary prayer. The line is "Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Ora pro nobis peccatoribus" meaning "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners". I believe the word "Ora" is the Latin imperative meaning "pray".

Perhaps this name's popularity in the late 19th century and early 20th century USA was due to its sound. If you check the statistics, Cora, Nora, Dora, Mora, Zora and Aura were also very popular names at the time.
-- Anonymous User  6/24/2012
Sounds like the name of a grouchy old woman from the Deep South.
-- Bonquiqui  7/17/2012
Sounds like aura.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2013
Rita Ora is a British singer-songwriter and actress.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  5/5/2014
I love my name! I can see it being a boys name because my Great grandfather had the name as well. My name is awesome! Yes it mainly used as a girls name. But still, what's in a name other than the person behind it. And it is not a redneck name! Even if it is, who cares! What, are you afraid of the rednecks trying to take over the world?! If so then you are a bit late! For over yonder there be a rising, a wave of people that don't need but for the bare necessities to get by! Any name can be weird or misunderstood. But if there is enough people that like it then it can and will be understood! Just sayin'. Oh and Ora pro nobis! Latin.
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-- OraH  11/13/2014

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