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Pronunciation

nɔrə

Origin

English, Irish

Meaning

Norah is definitely speckled with an old-world feel, accentuated by the silent “h” at its end. The name, meaning “honorable,” is soft-spoken, delicate. The Irish altered it to Noreen, for it to mean “the little honorable one”. Though its most widely used in England and Ireland, the French have used their version, Honore, since 17th century.

Rank in the year 2015

Norah was ranked #356 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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