More info about the name "Nora"
Nora, inspired by one of the most favorite characters from “Pete’s Dragon”, sounds feminine without being too frilly. It conjures images of elegant ladies of 18th and 19th century dressed in fur-trimmed coats. And it’s trending the popularity ladder too, considering it’s one of the top 50 names this year. Nora means ‘light’.This retro name got a boost from the popular singer Norah Jones. Nora has more gravitas than most of the a-ending retro names.This retro name got a boost from the popular singer Norah Jones. Nora has more gravitas than most of the a-ending retro names.Most likely a diminutive of Honora, ultimately derived from Latin and meaning "honor". Some sources suggest it can also be a short form of Eleanor, which means "mercy, compassion". There is also a similar name in Arabic, which means "light". Nora is the name of the main character in Ibsen's novel A Doll's House, as well as the name of a 2000 film about Nora Barnacle, the wife of James Joyce.