Meaning and Origin of: Nora

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Dignified
  • French : Nobleman
  • Greek : The bright one; honor; light

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian and German : from a short form of the feminine personal name (E)leonora.
  • Southern Italian : perhaps a habitational name from localities named Nora in Modica and Scicli.
  • Portuguese : habitational name from any of the numerous places called Nora, from nora ‘draw well’.