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[nawr-uh, nohr-uh] /ˈnɔr ə, ˈnoʊr ə/
a female given name, form of Honora. Unabridged
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  • One finds Nora Helmer a fascinating type of womanhood to study.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • I don't know which was nicer, Jessica, Nora's wedding or yours.

  • Nora, who had clearly noticed the same symptoms, nodded approvingly.

    The Gray Mask Wadsworth Camp
  • The Son of God forgive us, Nora, we're after forgetting his bit of bread.

    Riders to the Sea J. M. Synge
  • Though you have grown up into such a fine young woman, your face has not changed its character, Nora.

    Ishmael Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Word Origin and History for Nora

fem. proper name, Irish, shortened from Honora or Leonora.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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