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Nora

Either the short form of Greek names Eleanora and Eleanor or the Latin name, Honora, meaning "honour." Used as an independent name in Scotland and often the feminine form of Norman. The name of the heroine in Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play "A Dollhouse," most recognized for its 1902 stage production and seven films produced in the 1900s. Other famous fictional characters inspiring the name early on are "Nick and Nora Charles," created by Dashiell Hammett in his 1934 novel, "The Thin Man" that was adapted into a 1934 film followed by five sequels and a television version, from 1957 to 1959. Name made a more recent jump back among the top 300 on the chart with the fame of singer and songwriter Norah Jones, who has become one of the most successful recording artists of the 2000s. , Light

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Girls: Ranked #83 in 2013
Origin
English
Greek
Gender
Unisex
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"Nora Huntington" ("Desperate Housewives" character)
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Nora Batty ("Last of the Summer Wine" character)Submitted By

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